Hey guys. As most of you know–Lydia Nyhuis, a Crewite, left on a short term mission project to Greece through Teen Missions. We supported her with fundage and prayer. She is going to be leading a team to Greece this summer. Unfortunately for us, but probably fortunately for her, she is restricted on internet access. She can mail us her blog post, however. We’ll be posting for her. So here are 3 entries. Dated, but still giving us insight into how to pray for her and her team. (Josh…The Rest is Lydia, seller of purple)
Well, I arrived at boot camp today! Leader training starts tonight and the team starts coming on Saturday. We are going to have a busy next couple of days with leader training and getting tents and everything ready for the team. There are now 23team members instead of 22-18 girls and 5 boys.
It’s the second full day of boot camp! Today was a hard day though, half the team is homesick and so we as leaders have been trying to comfort them as well as taking the team from class to class. Our rigorous schedule (we go from 5:30am to 9:30pm with very little down time) keeps the leaders from really getting to know the kids well at this time but that will improve soon. Basically, this is a big time of adjustment for the team members and so they are struggling with many different things. Pray that we will effectively minister to them and that God will give us wisdom as we lead them.
The team is bonding but unfortunately its in 2 groups and not one. Most of the home sick kids are doing better but there are still a few who are really struggling with homesickness. Pray that the group will unify as one team and appreciate the differences and gifts of each person on the team.