Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Post-Project

We've just returned from our annual Project during the summer break from school. We usually hold this retreat at a beach outside of Rio but this year we decided to stick closer to Belo Horizonte.

Around 50 students and staff participated in this project crafted around the idea of Maturity and what it means to be a mature Christian. With all that has happened in the past year in our ministry, there has been much discussion of what it actually means to grow in a relationship with God and what are the true marks of a mature Christian. The studies focused on the Jesus the Son, God the Father and the Holy Spirit. One of the most talked discussed aspects of the project was a study on the attributes of God and how our understanding of these attributes (or lack of understanding of these attributes) can help us to determine where we are relying on "idols" instead of God. It was so encouraging to see students searching their hearts and learning more about God's nature.

Thanks so much for being here with us and ministering alongside us. We are praying for each of you during this time of financial crisis. It's a worldwide crisis -- things are difficult here too -- but we know our Provider and it is from His hand that we receive all that we need. We're praying the same for you!

2 Comments:

At 1:51 PM, Blogger The Swartys said...

good to hear from you guys and on how things are going. I pray that your time at retreat will be more and more fruitful as the days pass in this new year. God bless

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Mallory Thigpen said...

Glad the retreat went well! We love and miss all of our friends in Brazil!

 

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