Monday, June 25, 2012

Travis Air Force Base Mission Trip Report #1

Bruised hands, paint in the hair, sleep deprivation, home-made cookies, and lots of new friends- these are just a few of the experiences of the team from New Life Church that is serving at Travis Air Force Base and the hospitality house that reaches out to the airmen and their families.

Therefore my dear brothers, stand firm, let nothing move you, always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain (1 Cor. 15:18). This has been the theme verse for our team as we have sought to labor in the Lord's work here in California. We've worked hard setting up for VBS and then serving during the first day, we've worked hard painting at the hospitality house, we've worked hard playing volleyball with airmen (thus the bruised hands), we've worked hard at building relationships with new friends, and we've worked hard eating cookies (oh ya that was a perk). Seriously, our team is operating on a little less sleep than normal, but we are encouraged that nothing is impossible with God. We are standing firm, we are seeking to abide in Christ, we are worshiping together, and trusting the Lord to give us the strength to do well in this ministry for the glory of God. We are encouraged that our labor in the Lord is not in vain!

Please pray for us tomorrow as we will serve at VBS again and then head into San Francisco to see Nate Hanson in the Tenderloin. Pray for our hearts to be filled with the love of Christ for each other, for children, for airmen, and for the hurting of San Francisco.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Loved your pictures and your first update! I have been praying for each of you and have even been awaken at 2 a.m. sensing the Lord calling me to pray. Blessings on you all as you serve these airmen and their families and as you lead the way with the VBS for the kids! I know you have been working hard but am praying that you are enjoying the work too :-)

~Lori Elliott