Last night at our staff meeting, our Timbers team was clearly exhausted and a little discouraged. Coming off of the first session in which we had campers the age that we are used to working with and a national staff that spoke a good amount of English and going into a session of much younger campers and our national staff speaks much less English has been quite the change of scenery. We only have a few things that we are able to explicitly tell them, so we are being reminded more and more why we are here and that our aim is to share the love of Jesus.

After our meeting, the national team met together and shared what they have been learning. They shared stories of learning “no se trata de mi” (it’s not about me). Our associate director, Nick, asked them if they had any questions about the reasons why we do anything that we do. Christy (one of the older women) answered, “no, it is clear that you are here to love us and share Jesus with us”. This session is different than the first in many ways, but our God is the same and His faithfulness is unchanging.

This morning, our leadership team is writing encouraging notes to the Timbers team and national staff. Today is our last full day with campers and our desire is for our team to finish the race well and leave the results in God’s hands.

“Por lo tanto, mis queridos hermanos, manténganse firmes e inconmovibles, progresando siempre en la obra del Señor, conscientes de que su trabajo en el Señor no es en vano.”
[1 Corintios 15:58]

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
[1 Corinthians 15:58]