While I’m sure most of my American friends are making plans to celebrate July 4th, here outside Kyiv the CCX staff and volunteers are frantically pulling everything together for the beginning of Summer English Camp.
Tomorrow we are expecting almost 100 students to show up for the week. I am already sleep deprived and they have not even arrived yet. We are all expecting God to do great things this week and I look forward to sharing those stories with you, though I expect this will be my only post until after the chaos of camp is over.
However, I do have several prayer requests. Please pray for:
WEATHER: It has been raining everyday for the past week or so and there is quite a bit of rain forecasted for the week ahead. A lot of our activities are outside and in eight years of camp CCX has never had a year where rain threatened to cause so much trouble for our schedule. Please pray for good weather.
STAFF: There are 55 camp staff (a mixture of local, American, Canadian). Many of our staff are still getting over a bit of jet lag. Pray that the times we have to sleep will be good, deep rest. Pray that we will be able to foster good relationships with the students that will last for years to come and that will impact their lives. For the local staff I especially ask for those connections with students.
STUDENTS: The majority of our students are not Christians and for many this will be the first time they have ever studied a Bible passage. Please pray that God will use small group times to open their eyes to their need for Jesus. Some of our students have been around for quite some time and seem to be right at the door of decision, please pray that this is the week they make that decision.
PERSONALLY: This year is vastly different for me than last, since I am involved on a leadership level and it freaks me out a bit. 🙂 Pray that I don’t get so focused on the details and trying to make it all perfect that I forget the reason we are here. Pray for a clear mind to be able to capture all the details I need to. Aside from helping direct all the program components, I am also a small group leader. Thankfully I have an awesome co-leader for the week and I don’t have as much trepidation as normal about leading the group.
I know it’s a lot to pray about, but I thank you in advance for all the prayers. I can’t wait to tell you how the week goes.
Love you all greatly!!