Sunday afternoon finally came. Four leaders stood in front of five young, strong faces, and none of us had a clue as to what we would be doing in a foreign country for four weeks.
I'm learning that everyone came with his or her own baggage, his or her own fears, his or her own weaknesses. And there is truly beauty in that. We sat in a circle trying to get a glimpse of the heart of each team member, trying to relay some of our own baggage, fears, and weaknesses. One thing is certain: Eagle Lake International Crew '09 loves to talk about feelings.
Yesterday afternoon we did team initiatives that bonded us from a group of individuals to a team. Its amazing to watch Jesus move us from an individual to a team over such a short period of time. And its amazing to see Jesus melt away the "me" and turn our pronoun usage into "we".
We leave tomorrow to travel for 24 hours straight. Please be praying for our team's safety. But also be praying for the spiritual growth of all of us. One specific goal we have is to find God everyday in the mundane. We want to see who God is to Bulgarians. And maybe a few practical things, Allison is terrified of shots and we are praying that she won't step on a rusty nail. And please pray that I won't have to find out what a Bulgarian root canal feels like...
Joshua 1:9, 2 Corinth. 12:9