Saturday, July 2, 2011


Just a quick update from South Africa. Thank you to those who prayed for Justin. He was able to see a doctor who gave him a shot (you will have to ask him where! :) and also got him started on some antibiotics. He is already feeling much better today. Besides Justin's minor illness, it is a praise and a blessing that our team has been very healthy so far on this trip. Sickness can often be a distraction from the mission on a trip like this, but we have experienced God's hand of protection from sickness as we had long, tiring days of travel, as well as in our adjustment to a new environment and new kinds of food here in SA.

We just finished our first session this morning called "Triple T" (Telling The Truth). We learned that our own personal testimonies can be a powerful tool in sharing the gospel with others, and we were given time to write out our own testimonies and share them with a group. It has been amazing to watch our students really embrace the community here at J-Life, as well as the teaching. I have seen incredible growth in each one of our students in just the first few days here as they are stretched and challenged outside of their comfort zones. And this is just the beginning. Please pray that God would continue to grow our students into maturity as they are stretched each day.


Marcia Cramer said...

Probably the passage that I have prayed the most for you kids and now pray for your group is Colossians 1:9-12. "...since the day I heard about you, I have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. and I pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light."
Paul was so passionate about wanting the Colossians to stand firm in their faith, not wavering in the beliefs of the day, and to grow in their maturity in Christ. He wanted them to realize how truly great and wonderful Christ is and that He is all they need.
I pray that your team might be stretched and experience the true power of God in their lives. Also that they would continue to grow and mature when they get back home and be willing to allow God to use them in a powerful way.
Love you, Adam and Kelsey!

angela kae edmiston said...

thank you so much for keeping us posted back here in the states! praying!!