Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shabach on Sunday

Posted by: Brittney and Monica

The first blessing that we received today was being able to wake up at 8:45 instead of 7:45. Obviously, the Lord's day started on a positive note. Breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, blueberry muffins, and cereal. As always, it was delicious. We had devotions this morning on Ephesians 4 and took a spiritual gifts survey. We then embarked on the scenic journey to Disciple's Point Church.

At first glance, you would never know that Disciple's Point was actually a church due to the fact that the service is held in the showroom of an old auto shop. Paster Tootie (yes Tootie) was filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit. He kept repeating the word "shabach" which means praise in Hebrew and "shalom" which means peace, perfect, and complete. He preached entirely on Romans 8:2. The sermon was awesome, and he filled us with the message that we should "shabach" to our "shalom". (We should praise Jesus.) Then Pastor Tootie and the church graciously took us to an authentic Mexican restaurant. One quick trip to Walmart later, and we were back at Long View.

Upon our return, most of the boys and five girls went paintballing, and the rest of the girls and Kenny went horseback riding. Paintballing was pretty fierce, with some competitive battles between the two teams!

We all stumbled back into the dining hall, exhausted from our activites, and feasted on pulled pork and baked beans. After dinner, we had some awesome praise and worship time and then launched straight into a talk about our spiritual gifts. Mrs. Pool divided us up into groups according to our spiritual gifts. We talked about how each spiritual gift could be used to help benefit the church. "From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." Ephesians 4:16. Finished with devotions, we decided on the game of capture the flag. It was a lot of fun, creeping around in the dark to grab each other's flags. The day came to a close shortly after the game. We are looking forward to helping out Long View and Disciple's Point again tomorrow.