Today has been a relaxing day. I gave the guys a morning off where they could sleep in instead of waking up so early to have a morning devotion. They were appreciative of this. Also this morning my time was set back an hour because the office where I am working did not open till ten instead of nine. For the past couple of days I have been reading Visioneering by Andy Stanley and this extra time allowed me to come near to completion. I have enjoyed reading his work illustrated by real-life experiences. His passion for people and reaching them for Christ is impeccable. His chapter on “Moral Authority” in the vision implementation process is one of the finest chapters I have ever read on the need for upstanding, out of the ordinary, God honoring character. After my time at the office, I came back to the main campus and did laundry.
That machine was small and would have taken nearly two hours to complete a full wash if it wouldn’t have been for my American impatience. I canceled that thing at an hour and a half and decided that was all the tumbling my clothes needed to do. The last break in my schedule came during the time of my usual college class. On Saturdays they only go to school half a day and therefore allowed me some more time in my book and in finishing laundry. Altogether good day that is going to be capped off with my time with the boys. I haven’t seen them all day so it will be exciting to head out to their “hostel” and play some volleyball or cricket:) Bible study will follow shortly after.
Tomorrow I have the opportunity to preach again. This will be at another village. I believe I have a couple more of these engagements set up during my time here. Each is a new adventure and a new opportunity to share the love of Jesus. I was talking even with an administrator here and we might hold a youth rally one evening soon. The staff here are all on target to reach this people for Christ. I love this about them. This is not strange to me tho. At FBC Mossy Head (the church where I serve) we have a thriving van ministry and adults working in the youth that simply enjoy serving Jesus and giving of their time, money, and energy. For this I am grateful beyond comprehension. Thank you really to all who care for high school age youth and down. This is such a moving time for them as their value system is shaped and their trust in the things around them is challenged. May we, as responsible teachers and overseers, always point them to Christ!