What a day!
Let's see...where do I even begin?
This morning was the day all the groups left for their English Camp destination. Ours happened to be on the other side of the Czech Republic, so we knew we had a long day ahead of us. We left Malenovice at 8:45 this morning, to make it to our first train ride at 9:10. I came to realize throughout the day, that trains can be pretty intense. Especially when you have 10 minutes to make it to the next train, or when people don't know that deodorant exists, or when you miss your train, or when it's so packed you have to stand for an hour in the hallway. Nevertheless, today was an adventure for sure. After 3 train rides, 1 car ride, 2 bus rides, and almost 3 mile UPHILL hike, (all consisting in the span of 10 hours) we finally made it. Not to mention, we started out our hike in the parking lot of a cute little town at about 2,500 feet. Ending our hike at camp, it was 3,600 feet. Imagine us, as we're able to see our breath it's so cold...but at the same time it's humid, we're sweating like there's no tomorrow, and we're laughing at the fact that we can't do anything about it. We stumble our way up the mountain, and finally make it to our destination; Exhausted, but alive.
God is so good, and definitely provided the strength and energy and patience to make it through today. :)
Thankfully, we have internet connection here at camp, so I'll be able to update every evening, as time and free times allows.
Tomorrow the Czech students arrive around 2pm, so you can be specifically praying for them! Pray that we'll be able to connect with them on a personal level, and that even now, their hearts will be open to the Word. You can aslo be praying that we will be able to be full of energy and have everything organized and figured out before they get here.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. They are more encouraging than you realize!
Bye for now, but we will see you in a little less than 2 weeks!
In Him, Caley and crew
"Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through Jesus Christ."
-I Corinthians 15:57