We are in Black Mountain, North Carolina. It is a small, quaint little town, and I had some girl time downtown with Ashley and Jennifer (our chaperones). We saw all two blocks of it.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Anyways, I ended up going with Jennifer to her host home for dinner. Afterward, we headed to a local church for an easter passion play with Juliet and Esther. They really enjoyed it and had a lot to say about it afterwards.
One thing that Juliet couldn't get over was the scene of the Lord's Supper. She said, "Jesus gave them all bread and juice, and they didn't even say thank you." Jenn and I were flattered that our manner lessons must be sticking.
Seriously though, it made me think about how often I take Jesus' sacrifice for granted. He gave His body and blood for me, and I should just take time to stop and say thank You. I don't think I'll ever look at a painting or reenactment of the Lord's Supper without thinking about Juliet's comment. As we celebrate Easter and the glorious resurrection of Jesus, I hope we'll all take time to stop and reflect on the sacrifice that came before that, whether we take communion or not, and just say thank You. Happy Easter!
They all have a story...
This year's children came to us all the way from Nepal, Uganda and the Philippines. Most of them come from children's homes, but they all have a story of trials that God has brought them through. Some of them have faced things in their young lives that most of us won't face in a lifetime. We praise the Lord for the ministries that love and care for these kids, and most importantly, are teaching them what it means to live for Christ. These children are the future Christian leaders to some of the most unreached areas of our world. We are so blessed to be able to disciple them and have them here as missionaries to the U.S. this year.
Everywhere we tour, people have the opportunity to give HOPE by sponsoring a child. Just $30 a month provides a little boy or girl with food, clothing, medicine and an education, but it also gives that child the opportunity to hear about Jesus...the only HOPE for eternity! Maybe this is something you've always wanted to do, but you just wanted to make sure it was a trustworthy organization. Maybe you came to a concert and are still thinking about it. Whatever the case, we hope that you will prayerfully consider sponsoring a child. There's no better time to invest in eternity!
'09-'10 tour schedule to come...we'll be heading west this year!