If I lived here I would seriously wear a watch. There are NO clocks- except the one on the GYC stage...and since it represents the time in which we live, it is continually almost 12.
Other than that GYC is GYC and it's awesome!
Seminars are great. Lots of stuff on Revelation- I soooo appreciate it. Trying to take lots of notes. Also went to Justin's leadership meeting this morning. It was unbelievably practical. A must hear for every young person.
Testimony yesterday was amazing....and we just so happened to have Jesse's parents as our small group leaders. So after we heard the story from Jesse, we got the other side of the story. It was great!
We are having a great time with Ms. Leasa and Kimberly (she left with her parents this morning). We stayed up late last night...but my body is okay with anything because of time zone differences.
Meeting many wonderful people from all over the world. Went door to door with the sweetest German girl. She spoke German, English, French, Japanese and a couple other languages. I'm forced to the realization that our culture back home places so little value or emphasis on learning languages. But what a blessing to have the ability to talk to people pretty much anywhere!
We were surprised to find Ariane here. Having a great time catching up on everything. Goosey girls came for a couple days. They decided that Zach needed help promoting LIFE at the booth. They got Christina to help and me a wee bit, but really, I'm not a natural. LIFE has been a huge blessing in my life though...so I am willing to share that. We had a YFJ reunion picture with Goosey girls, Zach, Andy and his brother and us at the life booth. So Fun!
The evening devotional last night was great...was the message that has completely changed me. At least given me reason and purpose for every moment- of the rest of my life. It wasn't preached to me in one sermon. It was everyday for a month last year. We had almost an hour and half drive to and from our site in California...and it was then, I learned what the GOSPEL meant. It changed my Bible study, changed my prayer life, changed my life-outlook, changed my self-conscious personality. Now I live for this Gospel.
The sermon last night was based on the book of Acts and one quote that was drilled into my head on those long, traffic filled highways..."Hanging on the cross, Christ was the gospel..." He is the heart of our every message. He is the reason for our every breath. We could do everything right but if we miss Him, we miss everything!
I get so excited when I here this message. It just resonates within me. Because it's power has changed me. I do know that last year may not have been the first time I've heard it...but somehow, it just reached a deeper level in my heart and I got it.
Oh, I pray that Jesus would be uplifted as we prepare for YFJ and the evangelism in Hungary. I'm afraid of myself getting in the way. But I believe in the power of God to work with our absolute nothingness to magnify Him.
Well, I can't think of too many more things to write. Note for my family: We are flying to Budapest, it was too expensive to cancel it. We are well fed. Not really too tired. Alive and blessed.