i dont know if you know this… but i’m going to thailand….
for a mission trip. i’ll be helping put on a kids camp for the children of missionaries.
you can imagine, this wont be their first rodeo. they’ve probably heard it all before. they dont need ME to tell them who esther is or what it means to put yourself on the line. they know. they are living it… so… i have been laboring over what to bring into their world – with joy. not like Laboring, laboring, more like… i’m really putting alot of effort into it. you know?! anyway…
we’re bringing them a creative arts experience!! shocking, i know! that i would go to that… but it was totally affirmed when i was trading messages today with the Long Hollow Creative Director, Jason Dyba. I asked if he thought we should focus on a bible character, or the idea of shining like stars in the universe…. not surprisingly, he too went for the stars!
so… these missionary kids in thailand are going experience a creative arts camp that i think is the beginning of something i’ve been thinking about for some time. as i was writing i was getting excited about it. i hope you will pray that they experience God in even a new way. and pray that they will feel honored by what we teach and learn together. pray that we will let them know how crucial their role is in the kingdom. pray that we have fun. for the love, pray that we have FUN!
i’ll post pics as soon as i have them. in the meantime… if you are a missionary kid or you know one… please tell me … what would you have wanted visitors to do or bring you?! i need to know. what games? what was fun to you? what was lame? what was cheesy? what should i never say? aside from the obvious, “oh, yeah, i know how you feel…” or “well, this one time, i got laughed at when i told someone i was going to church on a wednesday”….
enlightenen me, friends.
btw – i will be taking art supplies and one of my friends is still raising money for the trip – so if you are so inclined to send art supplies, or help my friend, email me and let me know. i would love to take them SHINE tshirts… if anyone wants to help with that… if not, no worries…just remember, pray that we have FUN with Jesus.