Thursday, July 21, 2011
We all became a little family while we were there. We also built relationships with the people in the church there. I definately want to go back someday. I want to see how much their church has grown and if the people who got saved while we were there are still serving God.
Pioneer Boot Camp was an awesome experience. I am thankful that we were given the opportunity to go. All of us Pioneer Boot Campers need to keep praying that our fire won't go out and that God will continue to use us wherever we go. I can't wait until next time.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We were blessed while there, and it being my last year (vianca) i can speak for the rest of us who are leaving youth this coming week and the montha to come, it has been an amazing experience a true privallege and honor to be used by God in a mighty way, and being able to serve others as well. This will be something that will never be forgotten, it has been a true blessing.
As for my group we all got to know each better and had our laughs, fun and yes a few rough spots but in all it as great. We all made new friendships there and cried our last day there. Telling everyone that they have to come to October conference. God really moved in Denton and truly moved in us, and i hope we can all reproduced what we ;earned and recived not only from the people there but from God as well, and just use it here back as well, and not just for that one week. It feels great to be home, and with family, can't wait for church tomorrow either. Love you all
Vianca's last blog...
sorry for no pictures computer is being dumb
Monday, July 18, 2011
The drive today was really mellow. We mostly slept. But Pastor Marshall came up with a strategy for when we get too crazy. He brought the Left behind books on tape, so he puts them in and turns it up and we all fall asleep.
Right now we are in Ogden, Utah. There isn't much here, most city is just dead and run down. It took us a while to find a place to eat that wasn't too expensive or didn't look like we would get food poisoning. We finally settled on a place called "Warren's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes." But they had more than just that, they had sandwich's, chicken, and a salad bar. It was good.
Pioneer Boot Camp was an awesome experience. It was a good chance for us to all get closer to God. I can't wait until next time.
Tomorrow we leave at five, but we all kind of want to leave now so we can get home! I miss home. Well, good night!
Pastor Josh Maloney and his wife are some of the nicest people I have ever met. He's a real preacher. I know that sounds funny, but whenever he preaches, you can just tell he's anointed by God.
The people in the Farmington church really want to do something for God. Most of them attended both outreaches, as far as I could tell, and they were so kind to all of us.
Our entire group got along great! Not all of us hung out before camp, but we all meshed together and became friends. Except Juan Pablo... I think he is mad at us for calling him that... But he is secretly nice even though he told me to delete his number from my phone... Anyway! This week we all got to know each other and made several new friends. I really loved our group. And so did Guero, even though all the girls beat him up hahaha.
Last, we loved our leaders. This was their first Pioneer Boot Camp, but Mr. Dan always had us laughing and Ms. Patty encouraged me to reach out to people and witness, no matter what I am doing.
That's all for now! I'll post pictures tomorrow! And thank you for reading the blog (Nacho Libre accent) EVERY DAY. It's fantastic, no? Hahaha. Goodnight.
Evan: Wooo... feels like Jesus is coming back!
Dayanna:*excited* PASTOR MARSHALL! COME HERE!
Pastor Marshall: *walks over*
- 2 seconds later -
Dayanna: You can go now...
Note: We were practicing for a skit when Landon started acting up...
Landon: Man, I'm leaving...
Melissa: *sprays Landon with water gun* RELAX!!...
Note: Isaiah was secretly tickling Evan's back...
Evan: Alright who tickled me!?
- silence -
Evan: *dead serious* You're all gonna get judged for this one day!
Note: Priscilla finally broke down and sang for us...
Priscilla: *singing to Melissa and Dayanna* Don't wanna make a scene...
Evan: You just made a scene!
Note: Landon came begging for his nick name to be changed...
Landon: Can't I be called LARRY FAJITA-SAUCE?
Priscilla: I'm a man!
Evan: Whoa! Ms. Cherise, someone's having second thoughts!...
Priscilla: Yeah I said it!
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Even though we've had a lot of funny moments through out the week, God reveled treasure in hidden places. We leave you with this scripture:
1st Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
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KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD!
God really moved in my life while I was here. The people in Arizona are amazing and the church here is amazing. I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm going to miss the people, the church, and the palm trees. It was very hard to say goodbye to you guys! Thank you sooo much for everything! We love you and can't wait to see you guys at conference!!!!
I will miss everyone here and can't wait to see you at conference.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
One of the men that got saved.
At Yogurt Frenzy.
Self serve frozen yogurt is all the rage now.
The man that got saved.
Us with all of the teens in the church.
Dayanna giving her testimony.
This isn't really our LAST night, but it is our last night here in Oregon. God has really moved this week. Last night, a man and his friend came to watch the movie. The man got saved! He brought his friend and another friend to service this morning... and they are all saved now! We are all praying that they will continue going to the church and stay saved! Praise God!
It's a bittersweet feeling when you know you are going home. You want to stay and do more, but then on the other hand you just want to go home. We all exchanged emails and phone numbers with the teens in the church so we can stay in touch.
We are leaving early in the morning, and I am NOT looking forward to the drive! But in the name of Jesus I rebuke car sickness! Pray for traveling mercies and comfort as all of the groups drive back.
Pastor, Zack, Whitney
Isaiah's smiling O.o what a surprise.
Our trip to DALLAS!!
COWBOYS STADIUM DONT LIKE THEM BUT GOTTA SAY VERY IMPRESSIVE I MIGHT SAY EVEN COLLINS THOUGHT SO
After spending a few hours in Dallas we headed back to the church for our last service here, Chad preached. On the puzzels of life and how to do deal with them. Prayer, faith, and praise help us to ednure through our troubled times in life. Amazing weapons to use against the devil and points to help us out. God has truly been moving in the Denton church even through the little ones.
Yesterday, we talked about the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Four youth from our group have not received it, but we prayed and already two were filled. We are believing for a Holy Ghost-filled service and that the other two would be filled today.
God is on the throne!