I am going to keep this short, as I have little time, and still other things I want/need to share here - hopefully later today.
The weekend went very well. I was amazed at the peace that surrounded everyone and everything. Though everyone was extremely tired and at their limits, I didn't hear one complaint from anyone as they pushed through their exhaustion and kept serving and ministering and doing their assigned jobs. That includes all the youth!
It was amazing to see people come together to minister, do outreach, to worship and pray together.
I know of for sure 3 people who came to Christ for sure. However there were probably 50-60 people who came forward for the alter call on Friday night.
A rough guess is that about half of them received Christ, though not all talked to someone about their decision.
The other half were people who were hurting, or needing to lay something down, or in a spot where they were desperate in their needs.
They were met too, by our awesome God.
Our numbers were low. Our church is going to have to make up some of the differences. It has been a learning experience for all of us, but it has been oh, so important and impactful for all of us.
Please continue to pray for not only the youth (for encouragement, though their bigger vision didn't pan out as far as numbers of attendees is concerned) and pray for the rest of the church that they would be able to grasp clearly what God did this weekend, and not "grumble" about the end monetary result.
Haiti still gets money from the event.
People still got saved.
Our community was reached out to.
The goals and vision the kids had were met, even if not in as wide a scope as they originally dreamed.
Thank you for praying for us!
On the road... walking with Jesus,