Day Five: Trusting in God’s Promises

June 14, 2024

Hello, SON supporters!

As we wrap up our incredible week here at the English Language Bible Camp in Latvia, I’m excited to share with you the highlights and experiences of our last day. Once again our mission team has seen God work in amazing ways. We’ve been blessed with joy, learning, and profound moments of connection.

Today’s theme was “Trust in God’s Promises,” and we delved into the story of Moses and the Israelites from Exodus 15:22–17:7 and 19:1–20:17. Let’s dive into the events of our final day at camp and the powerful lessons we learned.

Key Highlights of Day Five

Morning Devotion:

We started our morning with a hilarious skit performed by the team, depicting the dramatic events of the Israelites at Mount Sinai. The campers were captivated by the humorous and engaging portrayal of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, the Israelites’ impatience leading to the creation of the golden calf, and while not quite true to the story, a very dramatic Golden Calf! The skit had everyone laughing and learning, bringing the ancient story to life in a fun and memorable way. 

Julia’s Testimony:

One of the more impactful moments of the day was Julia’s testimony. She shared a story about finding her value in what Jesus thinks of her rather than the opinions of those around her. Julia’s vulnerability and honesty resonated deeply with the campers and team members alike. Her message was a powerful reminder that our worth is anchored in Christ’s love and sacrifice, not in the shifting sands of human approval.

Lesson Focus

The central lesson for today was about trusting in God’s promises, as illustrated by the Israelites’ journey and the giving of the Ten Commandments. We discussed how the Israelites often doubted and disobeyed God, yet He remained faithful and renewed His covenant with them.

Oh, But The Pictures!

This pictures tell the story. But, as always, there are more! Please reach out to the team members that you supported for this trip and ask to see the rest. In fact, given enough notice, SON can have someone come out to your church or group and present even more about what we do. There is far more to SON than even these amazing camps.

Call to Action

The Christian Faith is meant to be out into practice. There are a few things you might consider doing as a response to reading about today’s events. As our mission team prepares to travel to Sabile, a smaller and poorer community, for our next camp, we ask for your continued prayers and support. The community is smaller than Saldus and in some ways economically more stressed. There is a large Roma population in Sabile. The local church where we will be serving does an amazing job of serving the Roma community. Here’s how you can stay involved and what you can do!

Pray Continuously: Set aside time each day to pray for the mission trip. Pray for the team’s stamina and health. Pray for the people we will serve, and for the work God will do in and through us in Sabile. Pray especially for the Roma children and their families. We hope many will join us and be impacted by the camp. Pray for people to grow in curiosity toward Jesus and His Good News.

Stay Updated: Follow along on our ministry blog for more updates and inspiring stories from the camp. Your comments and encouragements are greatly appreciated and help us feel connected to our church family back home.

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