Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fun & the Sun & The Gospel

Some pictures of Week 9 on Project this summer.  There is a blend of various socials (Thursday nights) and several times of teaching and training.  This is the last week right now, 'return training', since most of the staff have come back, and we will be leaving with all the students on August 4th.  Please pray for the rest of their and my time, that it would be as fruitful and helpful as the rest of project.
ps.  The kayak was obtained during a "bigger and better" social, and the first is of Devin, a University of St. Thomas student, sharing the gospel at the 'work social', in which all the employees as the various locations where students work at are invited to spend a couple hours for supper and some entertainment.  The gospel is made explicit at the end, and Devin was the man this summer.

Local Church

The privilege of hearing Jason Meyer teach on the local church and college students. This is live right now, looking forward to some staff training with him in a couple of days as well.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Back in SC

After A day and a half of driving, finally made it back to project. I'll be down in South Carolina until August 4. Some more training, teaching, a couple days of work and rest.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Return Training for STP

So, last week of STP is "return training" , in which the staff (including myself this Summer) return to Project. The students have their last day of work soon and we will be doing a bunch of teaching on various things. A big 'ol clean up day and we will be headed back down on the morning of the 4th, back in SD real late on the 5th. I may be in MN for an extra day or two, but back in B-Town very soon after the 5th. Please pray for the time and that the end of STP would be fruitful for the students.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Equip Staff

Including the volunteer staff, 2012 we have five staff. We were able to meet today for an hour at lunch and talk about the coming semester. One of the biggest blessings is that each of these people are good friends. Pray for our planning and most importantly our love for the Lord and one another.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2nd office / Summer Mission Feild

I spend a lot of time at Cottonwood coffee shop during the summer. Although I do have an office in the church, this becomes used more often. One thing this does for me is enables me to see people rather than only the basement of the church. I have started many new friendships and relationships because of this. Plus, the coffee is really good. Call it a perk, in lieu of standard benefit things like health insurance and 401-k's...whatever those are. But really, I praise God for a place like this.

Today, writing E-newsletter and working on fundraising. Later today, going to meet with Brandon and do some planning for the fall semester.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Random stuff

Working on some random stuff at the church today. Redoing the old nursery to make it a new Sunday school room. More updates coming soon on how STP went, but I'm headed back down for a week of return training in a week.