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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

EXTREME and DUNES

Okay everyone, I know I already posted this morning but I just wanted to ask if you all could be praying today for the the Jr. High and High School groups. We are having EXTREME tonight and its a huge outreach to the surrounding area's and also a buildup to Dunes. We are hoping to have a ton of kids here tonight and next wednesday (since this is a two week thing that happens every year right before Dunes) so just pray that everything will fall into place and we won't stress too much about it, the kids will have fun, and some hearts will be reached. For that matter you could be praying for Dunes as well. Like Trina said in an email she sent to all the mentors "there is an energy around both, and we can't wait to see what God will do in the upcoming weeks. Are you ready?!! ...be praying for Extreme and the Dunes retreat. Both venues will be high-energy, seeker friendly times..." Here are a couple of things that she asked us to specifically pray for but I thought they would be good to pass on to you as well:

>>>> many new students to simply show up, and that our Christian kids will have the boldness to invite their friends.

>>>> students to be open to the gospel message... and that many would give their lives to Christ!

>>>> the staff and leaders... for energy and strength, wisdom, boldness in speaking God's truth, and a genuine, God-given love for students.

>>>> Dunes-- Tom Vice as he opens the Word; Zach Lewis and team as they lead worship; the kitchen crew; tech crew; and other parental helpers.


What I pray is that we can rely fully on God and know that He is in control. That is sometimes the hard part. It's easy to get caught up in all the details and get stressed and worry too much about things going as planned. It's in His hands and all we can do is show up and do our best. So, pray that we do get the things done that we need to get done but also that we won't stress, leave it in God's hands and have a great time! Thanks everyone! You're awesome and I love you all!!

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2 comments:

Seth and Jennifer said...

Hey, I just found your blogger today!!!

YES, I will be praying for Dunes. I LOVE Dunes (and even miss it, ok I miss it ALOT) and it is an extremely awesome time for the students to see God in a way that they never seen Him before. It's one of the most awesome parts of the HS ministry.
Please blog us on how things went.

Jenn said...

I can't wait for DUNES! It is always challenging to me. I love building relationships with the students. They come to Dunes ready to connect with the Lord, eachother and even the leaders. I am amazed every year when it's time to come home at what the Lord has done. He uses the worship, the messages, quick conversations, cabin time, everything (I bet even bucket ball) to reveal Himself to everyone there. It's going to be a GREAT weekend!!