Sunday, July 19, 2009

It has been a while

Okay I know that it has been forever since I wrote but I had some time, finally, and wanted to reflect on my time here in Ocean City.  These past two or three weeks have been extremely  amazing.  I have just been learning so much and the Lord is really working through my life.  Well first off let me say that since the last time that I wrote something my family came out to visit, which was awesome and such a blessing.  It was great for them to see a tangible aspect of what I'm doing here and it was great for me in the sense of just getting to see them and spend quality time together.  But besides that being awesome the Lord has really been working in countless ways in my faith.  
One way I have really seen the Lord move out here over the past little bit is to really give us as students a vision and really step up in different leadership roles on project.  The staff team left last week so this past week has totally 100% been on us and we have really experienced fruit from that.  It is just so encouraging to see where people lead and their hearts show up through that.  I have been blessed to lead in numerous ways that will in turn challenge me and push me closer to the lord.  One way is I am on prayer and vision team and my heart for prayer is completely changing, and I love it. Also this past week I had a chance to be the project Emcee, and that was totally awesome.  Just seeing people encourage me and being encouraged by me was such a blessing.  The lord is totally transforming my life!
Last night we had our first big outreach as a student project, it was a battle Good vs. Evil.  Through that we were able to communicate the gospel and then reach out to countless people that watched the epic battle.  That was really cool just to see the lord use us in a sweet way to communicate the gospel in different light.  And it was just really fun to do.

Yeah I feel like I could talk for hours upon hours about how the Lord has been breaking me down and then building me back up and totally transforming my life.  I have been growing like crazy here and have loved every second of it.  I just hope and pray that I would fully experience these next few weeks on project to the fullest.  Just reflecting upon these simple truths it really again shows me how awesome it has been to be here on project. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Update on my Life

These past two weeks have been just as good as the first four. We have been extremely busy but it has been really rewarding.  Last week our theme was "ALL FOR ONE" and the sense of building up community.  It was really cool to see everyone come close together and really build everyone up.  At the beginning of the week our action groups, bible studies, had a time to just really be intentional and vulnerable with each other.  It was a great night, monday we had our regular bible study for about three hours and then after we went out to the beach at night and just shared with each other and were extremely open with everything.  It was really cool just to be able to be that open, and also reflect and see what the Lord has done in each one of our lives thus far, and how he is transforming our lives here and now.  On tuesday we had our date night with Jesus but this week instead of doing it on our own it was in a group of three.  That was a really cool experience to just be encouraged by others walks and again just to relate to others.  I love just the community that we are building up here and growing so much together.  Wednesday night night have been the coolest night for me.  We had our mens conference.  This was a time that we were really pushed both physically and spiritually.  We did countless different activities that were grueling.  Through the whole process we were growing with each other and building each other up and encourage one anther through the whole process.  We were able to work as a team and grow in community like no other time.  It was a really cool experience and I can't wait to continue the community feeling throughout the rest of the summer.  The last day that really impacted me last week was Thursday night when one of the staff guys, Lee Hansen on staff on Minnesota, gave a talk about relationships.  He talked about having a personal relationship with others and seeking that intimate relationship with the Lord.  It really impacted me when he said that you need to seek an intimate relationship with the lord and accept nothing less.  And that has been my prayer and desire for this summer.  So yeah this summer has just been really cool to grow like I never have before, and see my faith in a new light.  The Lord has really been working here and in my life.