Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Update on Extreme Week '07

As you can all see, I am not the best blogger. I just got home and decided to check my blog out & wanted to say, "Thank You Anne Marie for pushing me to update you guys on the event- Extreme Week". It was a great, fun, exciting time. I was placed as a team leader for the 5th grade girls team, the Base Jumpers. It was so great how God worked things out because my other team leaders were my friend's sisters. I got to know them a bit more and they were such encouraging young women.

Our girls, the ones in the picture above, were so sweet. To let you know, I started work at 7:45 am until 4:15, rushed to Cooper City to be there by 5:00. I was a bit beat, but once the event started, seeing all those kids worshiping God, listening to the messages, having team talk and being together just brought such strenghth & joy. And then after the event, I totally crashed in my yummy bed.

Here is a run down of the event:

Monday- Extreme Beginnings!
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matt. 6:33
We were all encouraged to do what this verse says, seek (climb) His kingdom & His righteousness. We were challenged to pick 2 things that would get us started in our extreme "climb" towards/for God.

Tuesday- Extreme Waves!
"But soon a fierce storm arose. High waves began to break into the boat until it was nearly full of water." Mark 4:37
We were all challenged about the storms in our lives and how to deal with them. I know we can all relate to this verse. It's so easy to worry & doubt God when things are shaky & scary. Instead of worrying & being afraid, we were reminded of three things we must do when storms come our way: Go to Jesus, Do not be scared, & Live by faith. If you guys only knew how much this verse and this message was for me. I love to be reminded about who I am to always go to during my storms. ON this day we also had Water day. I wasn't planning to go on the massive, very wet slides..but if you know me, it doesn't take much for me to change my mind. The point- I jumped in- Jeans and all. :)

Wednesday- Extreme 180!
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
This was our Skate Board night (Ramp 48 Christian Skaters) & salvation night. The speaker said this, "You can't be good, until you BECOME good. (Make a full 180) To do what this verse tells us, we need to be a follower of Christ. In small talk, Debbie and I were able to jot names of girls who had prayed the prayer of salvation. It is always great to see children have sincere faith. Didn't Christ say, "let the little children come to me, & do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. " Matt. 19:14. Now, this is not a discussion about children & their true understanding of salvation. I know that God knows, & it simply excites me to see children learning & loving Christ & knowing He will reveal Himself at the right time to them individually. At the summer camp I work at (a christian one) i work with 9 & 8 yrs. who, some, are already struggling with believing if God even exists. Not that is just sad & breaks my heart.

Thursday- Extreme Champions!
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37
As Christians, how do we become Champion Christians? Well, three things: Develop my God-given skills, talents & gifts, Develop self-control (umm that one is truly a discipline), & Sweat- be ready to work for a lifetime, a kingdom difference. Reminds me of our mission here at FRC- partnering with people to reach their God potential. Don't we, don't you want to be a Champion Christian? I sure do. And to add, we had the Miami Heat Xtreme Team. Very cool!

Friday- Kids Blitz
This was our closing night. Our kids blitz family night. Let's just say, lots of games- blue team vs. green team & a spiritual point to everything. It was so fun. And I just have to say, that my husband was the cutest time keeper ever!

Well, (Anne Marie) hope this explains alot about the event & thank you :) Some things i left out: every night we had incredible praise and worship led by the kids praise team & the band. The band consisted of my talented, gifted, cute, best guitartist husband Heredes (lol), Fuller & other talented, great musicians & singers. If you haven't seen their picture, which i have a feeling you guys have, check out heredes' blog.

Hope this makes up for the many unwritten days on this blog.

"Whethter we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from teh ove of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39 CAMP VERSE

1 comment:

Anne Marie said...

Yay, you updated! I absolutely LOVE Micah 6:8. I wish I had been there for that day (okay, and the water day too, lol)... So glad you were blessed by that week. Say hello to mister busy for me :)