Saturday, October 08, 2005

Retreat, Planning and Preparation

What do you do when 35 college students invade your house for the weekend? Pray. And study the bible. And grow in a spirit of community and fellowship.

Last weekend, we hosted a retreat in our home for the students in our area of the Campus Outreach ministry. It was really humbling and motivating to see these students growing in their desire to influence each other and their non-Christian friends for Christ. "They will know that we are His disciples by our love for one another" is something we are actively trying to build into our relationships. This spirit of community gives these students (and us!) a "home" in which to function as believers and a place to bring our non-Christian friends to.

This week also included 3 days of meetings for Demps and the rest of the leadership team. It was a time of evaluation at the ministry level and at the self level and provided an opportunity to prayerfully consider and prepare for the future of our ministry.

Please pray for:

*the possibilty of expanding the ministry to another part of Brazil in the next few years

*continued personal growth for each individual on our team and for healthy marriages and families

*the children in our ministry to see their need of Christ

*Preparation for Demps' surgery in November and our travel for support raising in December, January and February

We love you all. Thanks for co-laboring with us here in Brazil.

Demps, Kristy
Meg, Duncan and Kate


At 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi... I wish I could be there..

Ricardo Lange

At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will be praying. Can't wait to see you! Yay!

At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Entao vem, Ricardo!

Els, looking forward to seeing you too. :)



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