MISSION TEAM SEASON
It is truly beautiful these days in the village! The sun is out most every day and everyone is in the fields turning, burning and planting seeds. Even my 9 year old niece Kayte who visited this past month, joined in the village life and helped our 11 year old neighbour as she planted onions in her parents field! I still am deciding whether I’ll have time to plant and care for my garden this year. I always say my plants have to be pretty strong to survive in my garden as I generally have to neglect them when summer programs start. With the full summer we have planned, I may let my garden rest this year!
We’ve entered into mission team season already. We’ve started a lot earlier this year as generally we don’t see teams arrive until late Spring, but this year our first team came in February!! It’s encouraging for us to have so many churches and individuals interested in serving alongside the ministry. We’re blown away by how many people are willing to sacrifice their time and money to come support the development of Camp Falcon Rock.
We are living in a winter wonderland these days! The snow just keeps on falling with no end in sight. The camp has been overtaken by it! It is extremely beautiful to see and a lot of fun for us and the teens to do some winter activities but it is definitely making it hard for the camp work crew to get up there each day and work on construction. We're hoping to make it up there next week with the teens for a tubing day!
Back Home in Romania!We had a solid work-day at our home yesterday to get us ready for winter. Paul and I finished harvesting the garden by pulling out the last of our potatoes and we stocked up the boiler room with wood to heat our house. The temperature is starting to drop so the fires have begun! We’ve got a huge stack of trees from the forest still needing to be chopped but that’ll have to happen on our next work-day.
Hello family! It was scary hot this month in Japan, after experiencing 40 degrees celsius plus of heat, anything below that actually feels nice! I am sure it was a tough month for those who were in Japan.
I am thankful the weather is not as intense anymore!
Above is a photograph of some of the married staff at YWAM Tokyo finishing the Alpha Marriage course! As Kyle and I are entering into a complete new season with a child coming this was a really good time for me to prepare our mind and even to strategize how to prioritize family.
“These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Col. 2:17
It’s taken me some time to write this update, but the main reason is because I can’t even decide where to begin! There is so much to say about how blessed we all feel from the summer ministry that just took place. God was clearly present, active and brought forward incredible fruit in the lives of all involved. As a team we have been in a season of growing our faith. We felt God clearly calling us to take on some big projects like building cabins, water and sewage system, and running summer camp programs on the property for the first time. We were unsure of how this season of faith would end. Yet God showed us His faithfulness, perfect timing, provision and higher ways over and over again. Thank you for journeying through this with us and for your prayers and partnership.