We had some tired kids today after pranking each other into the wee hours of the morning. We didn’t let that stop us though with God seamlessly brought the joy of the Lord into our midst and that seemed to be what the Team was energized with.

We heard from Mr. Scott Hartman this morning. Scott’s son Ethan is on the team, and Scott has a definitive passion for God’s word and he is a man that pursues God’s righteousness.

Scott’s teaching today was short and to the point which was just as well due to all the early morning activity between the girls and boys rooms. Scott started with a question, “What would you do and change if you knew you had only one year to live”? The answers varied from spending quality time with family, to completing a bucket list etc.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Scott gave several scriptures and pointed out that in Matthew 24:36 that no one knows the day or hour He will return and 24:46-47 we need to be found doing His will when He returns. Scott then ramped it up as he transitioned into his next question which was, “What would you do, if you knew Jesus would return in one year”? ” Titus 2:11-14 How would you live differently your Savior was coming? He elaborated on 2 Timothy 4:7-8 and Proverbs 16:3

In closing his admonition to the Team was, “Hold on to Jesus as your number 1 priority. That is how you keep His Truth and blessing that He has given you”

The Team snacked has an early lunch and then it was off to Ridgway dam to get some R&R in. The afternoon off allowed the team to unwind. We were thankful for Eric and Kecia Replogle’s boat which kept the Team entertained and also for Jodi Woodden’s assistance in helping us get team members to the beach and back And then we finished our night with a barbecue at the Hartman’s. The Team was eager for showers and bed to say the least but the buzz of Juarez only two days away fuels their excitement.

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