It’s our last full day here, and I’ve been slacking off on the blog the last few days. I blame our busyness. There are a few great stories to share from the last few days.
The best one I have to share first because I can hardly contain my excitement any more. Theresa, one of the young teens who’s been coming out to the field each night, said she wanted to become a Christian on Thursday. Michaela Arnold and I got the privilege of praying with her that evening. We ask that she will be given assurance of her faith, because that is the thing she currently struggles with, she wanted to be absolutely sure she actually was a Christian.
Piper Arnold also got to connect with one of the girls on the field who was asking a lot of questions and struggling with depression and understanding God’s love. She and Piper will be in contact in the future.
A few other stories from the last few days…
At the penny parade at VBS, where kids donate money in the form of pennies to help buy farm animals in third world countries, Cordell Bovey donated $10 one day. The next Day his mother Sarah said that he had been working for a while earning money and had saved up $25 for spending money on a trip they’d be taking. The day after he donated $10, he asked Sarah if he could donate the other $15. She said, “It’s your money.” He donated the rest the next day. She said her momma heart was so warm that day.
Kirsten, one of our team, had a birthday on Thursday. We surprised her with a cake.
The parent program for VBS went off without a hitch! The kids were soooo cute. Pictures will be coming soon at www.mygiveonthings.com. There will be a Riggins 2016 Photos tab so check there in the coming weeks.
Hot Summer Nights is a program/city fundraiser that Riggins puts on every year. It’s a two day event with a talent show, picnic games, and car show. There are about 1,000 there each year, coming from all over Idaho. Joshua Salmon and I performed in the talent show, two original songs. We didn’t win, but we had fun!
We finished up with church this morning and the team got to hear Pastor Jim preach. Tonight is the usual Riggins youth-group meeting (since they have one now!) and we get to sit in as attendees, instead of leaders. We’re definitely looking forward to that!
We roll out of Riggins at 6:30am tomorrow, the flight leaves at 12 noon. Arrival on Southwest Airlines at Hobby Airport at 6:30pm. If I don’t post again before then, thanks for praying and keeping up with the trip! We’ll see you all soon!