On Tuesday Dec 13 we had a spiritual and team building retreat for the COZV staff. This is the first of many. God really blessed us and many of those that participated gave us great feedback and have requested that we do it more. Our volunteers helped us to make agape for each person attending. We had hearts with 1Peter 1:22 “Love one another from the heart.” We had hands that had Galatians 5:13 “Serve one another in love.” and we had crosses with either “pray”, “believe”, or “faith” on them. We had T-shirts that were a donation from one of our friends in the states that is a cross with Christ hanging on it and it says “think about it.” Many of them wore the shirt the next day to the staff Christmas Party. We had some team building activities that we did when we were in missionary training. We talked about who God wants us to be and giving up our burdens at the foot of the cross. The guys stripped the wood from tree limbs and made a cross for the event that is still standing in the children’s home. It was a special day that was blessed by God and given to us from God. We pray that they will remember just some of the things that were discussed and that we become a closer community in the spirit of Christ’s love.
John 14:6 Jesus answered: “I am the way and truth and life. No one comes to the Father except through me!”