July 24th, 2014
I am so glad that I don’t have the task of trying to summarize English Camp or my time in Vysoké Mýto; that would be way too difficult. God really had every event, conversation, relationship, travel experience, English lesson, and detail in His hand. He provided such a wonderful three weeks for me/two weeks for our team. I’m very grateful. Anyway, my job is to give you the update on our days in Prague with the team and some guests:
Our first day, though a tad rainy, was a great walking tour of some important Prague sites. It is always very exciting to show new team members the beauty of the city and see them take it all in and enjoy it. Before we started exploring, we had the blessing of eating lunch with the Titus family–FBCG people who have been missionaries in Prague for quite some time–with their five wonderful children. God is doing awesome things through their ministry. Days in Prague mean time to split up with new and old friends to walk around the market, the Charles Bridge, the castle, some gardens, and the beautiful Old Town Square–all of which were made eerily more beautiful with the thunderstorm.
Thankfully, our second day was made all the more wonderful because we had a friend from English Camp, Filip, join us for the day of more touring/shopping/gelato/walking/people watching. For the past few years, we have been able to enjoy Prague with some guests from past English Camps and this year it was a great blessing to have Filip join us; God has gifted him with the ability to bring joy to others while also being able to discuss honestly and deeply his ideas about faith and his perspective on God. It is incredible to know that four years ago, he was very convinced that he would hate English Camp! Thank goodness God changes hearts.
I wish I could say more, but I think I’ve already written too much! I’ve included the picture of our class on the last day, the camp picture (actually, I wanted to attach the camp picture, but the internet was too slow to download it from Facebook. Maybe you can look at someone’s facebook who went on the trip to see it!), and some Prague moments. Please ask us when we get back about the ways God provided and showed His character throughout the trip. God bless you and thank you for your prayers!