Hello America. Things are going very well at camp in Poland. It’s midnight here on Monday (Tuesday Morning). We just wrapped up our second night of worship with the students a few hours ago – and it was awesome. The music was amazing, the drama was moving, and the Spirit of God began moving among the students. It’s still hard to tell how they are receiving the message being preached, but today was much better than yesterday. They are interacting a lot with our students and asking questions and paying closer attention in worship. Today we started our recreation times and the group building games that our recreation team led helped tremendously with the language barrier. The karaoke night that our fellowship team led this evening helped to. It’s amazing – no matter whether you sing in Polish or English – bad singing crosses all cultural lines. It was a ton of fun. By the end of the night all Polish and American students were doing a conga line around the room to some crazy Polish song. We loved it.
Tomorrow we have a group of Polish students who are good musicians that are going to form a Polish worship team to join with our band to do more Polish worship. So far things are going well with the singing and we have a Polish young woman singing with us and trying to do dual language on songs. However, I think that this Polish band will not only help to involve more of them in worship, but also help connect the message more clearly to them in their own language.
I have been trying on and off for eight hours now to upload this picture slide show of some of the pictures we’ve taken over the last few days, but I’ve been unsuccessful. We’re using an Internet connection that must be from 1994. However, click on the following link and you should be taken to the sight that has the pictures. http://www.slide.com/r/MOWhQ3tVwT83dvNfKLIMRoP0Y-5bZJ_x?previous_view=mscd_embedded_url&view=original
By the way, if you’re keeping track of the Tuareg Cross that we are passing. Here is where it’s been: from Aimee to Jeffrey to Ashley to Katie Inclan and she gave it to Paul tonight. See you on my next blog. Thanks for keeping up with us and praying. I think we’ve have almost 300 hits on this sight in the last two days.