pirate life: day seven #OneVillage

Final post guest blogged by Pastor Jeff Gravens. I typically don’t dress up in costumes.  Yet, my pirate outfit is starting to show signs of wear.  I purchased it after reading countless Amazon reviews in order to preach the “Arrrmor of God” last year at preteen camp.  I  donned the eye patch once again for the kids in Peñitas during our Break for the Border mission trip.  The third time as Captain Jeff proved to { read more… }

the faithful: day six #OneVillage

The faithful come in many shapes and sizes. Some times the faithful are pint sized, and when you tell them to bring a friend to children’s camp, they do! We went from 17 children yesterday to 23 today. We had an amazing time in God’s Word, but the games Laura and Marvin planned were literally the big hit! The children also enjoyed the puppets and crafts. We have had so much fun with these children! Sometimes { read more… }

gone fishing: day five #OneVillage

This morning at breakfast we discussed Luke 5 where Luke records Jesus calling his first disciples. Peter, James, and John witness a miraculous catch of fish, and then Jesus tells them, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” I’m no mind reader (just ask Brad), but I have a few guesses about what they must have been thinking. Who me? I don’t know how to do that. You want me to { read more… }

deep in the mines of romania: day four #OneVillage

The stairs go down, Way beneath the ground, (clap, clap, clap, clap) Deep in the mines of Turda. A day of rest, Put us to the test, (clap, clap, clap, clap) Deep in the mines of Turda. Today was Monday. I know you probably know that, but here on the other side of the world, it has been difficult to keep all the days straight. Today was also our day of rest… and a little fun! { read more… }

sarmales and sunday… day two & three #OneVillage

NOTE: I was without Internet on Saturday, so you’re going to get two posts in one, and I’m not even going to charge you extra. It’s just a bonus! So for Saturday… Some days mission work looks like Bible study and prayer. Some days it looks like sarmale. It’s a new word to my vocabulary, and I bet to yours, too. When we saw it on our tentative schedule for Saturday in Romania, we were all a little { read more… }

for our eyes have seen His salvation: day one #OneVillage

Day Two here, but Day One of work … and we have been waiting so long for you! We were wide awake and ready for the day to begin. All the preparation. All the prayer. We couldn’t wait to see what God would do. We arrived first in Simpetru, the small village where Cha Cha pastors a church. This village is home to us. The names and faces are familiar. They are friends. We were greeted { read more… }