Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This was our last day of Younite 2010 and it was an excellent one. The morning Bible study focus was on feeling adequate and valuable. This is definitely an area I have always struggled in so I can relate to anyone else who is the same way. Jeremy opened by reading about Solomon’s temple and how extravagant it was and then read verses about our body being a temple of God. He explained that if our body is considered a temple that houses the living God then how could we ever feel invaluable. Very awesome way of looking at it!
Day 3 was even hotter than the last two. There were actually heat warnings to stay inside but we ended up running out of stain and not working quite as long as the other days. Again the students didn’t complain about the heat and worked right along. After lunch they took two groups on a tour of the Women At The Well home and allowed them to see a little more in depth about what is going on in the ministry.
Worship again was incredible and Teddy brought it when he preached. He spoke from Colossians 3: and talked about the things we must put on which are: compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, forgiveness, and love. We must strive to put these on because we are a new creation.
After group time the Micah Watson Band led a couple more songs to send us off from Younite. It was definitely a time for our group to grow closer to each other and closer to God and become united, which is one of the basic desires behind the camp. I told the students that they will also never know the extent of the impact that they had on the Women At The Well but that the ladies will probably always look back at their service. Hopefully the students will also look back and this will be a defining moment in their life.
Here is the final morning video of Frank & Frankie.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Day 2 of Younite was even hotter than day 1, but was incredible just the same. We began the day with Bible study looking at being a God pleaser instead of a people pleaser. I had the opportunity to teach this day and shared with the students that this is an area that I face more pressure in today than I ever have before.
The time on site was great, but as I mentioned already extremely hot. We were blessed to hear a testimony from a lady at the Women At The Well. She shared about how some bad decisions led her on a path of destruction and she ended up taking crystal meth through an iv. She found redemption through the cross and has never been the same. It was definitely a beautiful testimony.
Worship was amazing once more. I was excited going into it because the Micah Watson Band was doing my favorite song of theirs called “Strength” and they were also doing my favorite hymn “Come Thou Fount”. God was definitely being glorified and in the middle of “Strength” a surge protector reset causing them to temporarily lose power on stage. That didn’t stop them as they continue to lead us to the throne and I believe it was such a sweet time of worship.
Teddy’s message was out of Colossians 3:1-11 talking about the things that when we become Christians we are to get rid of or put to death. The things we must put to death are sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, covetousness which is idolatry, anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene talk, and lying. In our group time I asked the question why must you put these things to death and a student responded that if we don’t put them to death its like burying them alive and they’ll just come back after you.
After group time we went back to the youth house to play a competition of Minute to Win It. It was definitely a fun way to unwind from the day and have a little friendly competition. Of course our winner receive a crazy random animal for their prize in the form of a pack of Sea Monkeys. I’m pretty sure that most people didn’t know what Sea Monkeys were, which makes me sad for them.
Here is the video of Frank & Frankie from Day 2.