Coming from the past, because by the time that you are reading this we will have already written this. Anywayyy! This is E-bear and Mars Bar, if you can manage to guess who that is.
We started the morning just like the last three days, we started off early at 8 a.m.. For today's first service, we had Pastor Daniel Kelting on zoom. He talked about that God created us to be communal people. His sort-of overarching theme was to find people who, even though they might not have anything else in common with you, have a love for Christ; and to make close friendships with them based off of and surrounded by God.
Then we had outreach and today we passed out a thousand flyers! We had some people who were interested be we also had some who rejected it, but even though some people rejected it we did what we could and we let God do the rest. Elanna and I (Maria) will say that with hanging flyers for several days we actually were not nervous if people came to the door to talk to us, instead we actually got really excited to talk to them.
For the second service we had Andy Gleiser who preached from Romans 6 about Christian sin and how we should give ourself to God and not to sin - yielding.
Then some of us were exhausted so we took a break, meaning Elanna and I passed out for a little over an hour - yeah. After our break we played soccer, which was so much fun!! We also had a few encounters with a some people.
The last service that we had was also by Pastor Andy Gleiser who preached on encouragement for Christians. My (Maria) favorite point of his message was his first point which was to find disciple making partners. I just found a lot of encouragement and excitement in finding people who also love God and have a desire to serve Him.
Overall some of my favorite things that I have learned or gained from this trip were becoming closer to my church family and how my love for this city and the people here seems to grow each day. (Also its a great picture taking place!)
In loving memory, Mars bar and E-bear.