I am currently in Nebraska for my brother's wedding, so exciting!!! KeepIt has been a whirlwind of the last couple weeks and I'm sorry for not writing any updates sooner, especially about 5DE!
So here is a quick overview of what's been happening!
We had an incredible time on 5DE, joining up with Youth Street Townsville. We enjoyed hours of fun with team games, Dreamworld, and Wet n' Wild. Aside from all the action packed activity, my favourite part of the whole week was after my friend Daniel shared a message about finding freedom in God. The crew decided which of three groups they wanted to be part of. The first group was crew that wanted to live out the message of freedom that Daniel shared about, the second group was for those who wanted to go deeper because have already made a decision to live in God's freedom, and the last group was for crew that were not interested but still had any further questions. Anyway on our way going into to the groups one of our crew that was coming for the first time said, "It's so weird I feel all tingly inside" I got to explain to him that it was God stirring something in his life..
Warehouse Building & Camping=MOVING FORWARD & REFRESHING
We have continued seeing more and more progress in our building with different teams and volunteers coming along to help. My favourite part of building so far has been helping with plumbing stuff, getting to contribute by doing something really practical like cutting pipes to go together, but knowing that those will help make the toilets and sinks work is a really awesome! I've learned so much about plumbing stuff, but am still no professional.
Going camping with the entire base was so much fun, we had about 130 people for the weekend and got to hear an amazing input of God's truth from Paul & Bunty Collins. I've attached a video that my friend Scott Berry made from our weekend.
130 people camping for three days in the middle of no where = a lot of fun, a lot of learning, great teaching, great worship, & grown friendships!