Here are some reflections from the team.
Andrew- God was powerful. He healed us and protected us from sickness.
Caitlyn- Although I didn’t have a connection with the Japanese kids, it was really easy to connect and interact with them. We have to come back and see the next part of the story of our friends like Kaito.
Sheri- Kaito’s mom was curious after seeing the change in her son since last year. And she was able to pray with her even though she didn’t want to receive Christ. Normally Sheri wouldn’t pray for them right there, but she was bold to pray for her and bless her.
Caitlyn and Andrew want to be missionaries. Caitlyn wants to go to harder places to reach.
Arthur- At the healing service on Sunday, the person I prayed for got better.
I shared some things that God did at Wednesday’s service (which I posted earlier as Kids Camp Day 2).
Ryan- The people here have so much faith and trust. One example is the woman who lost her husband last year to illness and lost her job this year. But God is providing for her. Sometimes we worry about the smallest things and miss the big things. We have a big God and we serve Him and not people.
Brian- God made it all happen. (Sheri said it’s because of the team. Everybody serving the Lord made it all work great!)
Courtney- The kids here are the same as in Hawaii. They want to have fun, but you can teach them while having fun. And I got to know the kids a lot better this year.
Matthias is one of the boys. He was the first to say he was a Christian and encouraged his friends in their faith. He’ll be instrumental in the future of the youth group. As a side note, last year the team spent a lot of time with him, including a few days homestaying with his family.
Jeff Miyazawa always says that the most effective part of missions is returning so they get to see you again.
Brittney- Has a true servant’s heart. Even if she hasn’t done something, she’ll jump in and help.
Daryl- Thanks for everyone’s faithfulness. God will bless them for their faithfulness. Here’s a testimony… Paulo also lost his job, but the manager where he works temporary work at wants to keep him. When he got his first job, God blessed the company and he was able to work more and God in turn blessed him.
We’ve got a lot of stories and God did so much in just a few days. But I hope this gives you a glimpse at our hearts in this mission.