Thursday, August 19, 2010
My husband Ryan, Matt who I like to think is my little brother even though he is way more mature than me, and I got to take ten teenagers from our church on a mission trip to Romania. We were able to help with a camp there. It was most of Romanian teenagers first time to go to camp. The camp took place in the mountains, and it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. We were able to build relationships the the young people there hopefully be an encouragement to them. We also got to play goofy rec games, do a little hiking, make bracelets, and play lots of card games. At night there was a worship service. We prepared a skit each night. Acting is not something I do well, but I did try. Ryan and Matt got to preach some. One night three of our teenagers even got to help sing during worship time. This is a very short summary of an amazing week of my life. I'll try to add more as I get time.
My trip to Romania was an awesome experience in so many ways, but my favorite part was worshiping God through music. We had the opportunity to have worship services at night at the camp. We as Americans sung the songs we knew in English while the Romanians sung in their own language. It was a blessing to hear the different tongues worshiping the same God. I really did feel like I got a tiny glimpse at what heaven would be like praising God. After sevens days at camp, not only did God create a passion in me for the Romanian people but for all the people groups of the world. Hearing different voices praising God made me feel an even more urgent need to bring the gospel to the nations. Every person in the world should deserve this opportunity to worship the one true God. In my prayer time, I just keep getting the same question of "What will I do to make His name known among the nations?"