Today was Sunday and it was busy. We attended church at the location of our camp in the morning. There was a group of 40 young people staying at the church from the U.S. and Europe. We worshipped together, they gave testimonies, and Steve Brown preached. The experience of hearing songs you recognize but words you don’t understand challenged us, yet we could feel God’s Spirit close. We spent some time in the afternoon working on lesson plans and activity planning. At 5:00 we left for a church plant in a small village about 20 minutes from Backa Topola. Ross, Andy, and I shared our testimonies with the help of a translator. After the service, we had a time of fellowship including strong coffee, snacks, and playing with kids in the yard. On the way back to town, a thunderstorm reminded us of Indiana again. We stopped at a local restaurant for a sandwich and returned to the hostel. Camp begins tomorrow!
August 19, 2014