Sunday was our final prep day before camp.
It started out with the normal breakfast consisting of cereal, room temp lapte (or better known in the States as milk), and bread almost as oversized as the amount of Fineti globbed on top. Fineti is like a better and sugarier (didn’t get advice from Dan, sorry) Nutella.
Dressed in our Sunday best, we took a short stroll on the street behind the Ethos community to the church. The congregation warmly welcomed us to worship with them. During a time of open prayer, the magnitude of our Father was evident within the intensity of one soft-spoken woman’s prayer. There was no translating required to comprehend the passion and emotion in her voice. It was a moment that we will surely remember. Witnessing her faith encouraged us further in our own. It seemed as a perfect preface to the wisdom Ray shared during his sermon. He challenged us to encourage others in order to glorify God’s kingdom, no matter what country you are in.
After church ended, we (especially the guys in pants) wanted to change into cooler get-ups but quickly realized we had like none left due to it being laundry day. After changing into whatever wardrobe remained, we enjoyed a few rounds of the game “psychiatrist” and many bottles of water. Lunch followed shortly after our American team time. We had chicken, mashed potatoes, and cucumbers (per uge) that ended with someone, not naming names (*cough cough* Morgan), licking her plate clean. Needless to say, our picky eaters were very happy with this meal. Apparently, (I, Alyssa, just learned this…) everyone but the worship team enjoyed some delicious ice cream on their way up to rehearse the motions for the camp theme songs. Morgan’s got a shout out to Culver’s down below.
After an entertaining run through of motions featuring some epic air guitar and crazy verticals from Ray, we enjoyed some free time before heading to the Youth Sports Park with all of the campers. This was the second time that our team was both reunited and introduced to the campers. With energy sweating from each and every person, we played games like amoeba, partner tag, and some exciting games of ultimate frisbee. Our pal Jesse took a bit of a tumble with a small twist to the ankle, but took it like a champ (and she’s fully recovered!). God is working in this ministry – His work is evident on the faces of the campers as they laugh and compete with one another – and in the way the leaders come alongside them and encourage them. As the night went on, we got more and more excited about continuing this at camp together the next day! After a quick dinner, we spent time finishing all our camp supply packing and preparing the bags and were off to one more nights sleep in Craiova!
Morgan: hey everyone! It makes my day to hear all of your wonderful comments J I miss you all very much and look forward to hearing all of your stories from the twins almost dying (???) to Syd’s routine boy update. Jake I hope football isn’t wearing you out too much. I am very excited for your first game J Iazmin gives everyone hugs question mark? Oh yes, and my shout out to Culver’s for teaching me how to scoop custard (although I used my skills to scoop ice cream) Btw I’m coming home with a new nickname of Morgan Magnifica. Ttyl -Mo
Alyssa: You guys are comin in clutch with the comments. Moll, you have no idea how awkward that hug was… thanks girl. Much love!
Cab: Shout out to the home dawgs reading this! (EDITOR NOTE: as well as all his home dawgs who aren’t).