|One of the many waterfalls.|
|The monastery was built into the mouth of the cave!|
Because we had so many boys that wanted to go on this trip we had to take two trips! A bummer I know... ;)! Personally, one of my favorite things to do was to spend that special time with each kid. I found God had been putting me with boys that I hadn't really had deep relationships with yet. Those kids who might be a rough around the edges or not looking for that kind of relationship were those kids that God brought me closer to. God also was able to allow me to spend some time with my boy. Some might recognize him from our support cards or letter we had sent out! He has grown a little!
|Marian all grown up!|
|Florin showing some love and me loving it!|
|The two "Joe cools".|
|Darius, our independent one of trip #2.|
|Amo in his morning devotions|
|Amo and Dani pozing on one of the rock formations.|
I believe that the key to a successful ministry is understand that ministry is more about planting seeds than harvesting fruit. Yes, fruit is extremely important and it is the reason we plant seeds but if we don't consistently plant seeds we won't get fruit. Planting seeds is never what you expect and many times you do not get to see the fruits of the seeds planted but we must remind ourselves that our fruit lies in heaven and through planting seeds others will get to see the fruit and cultivation God has overseen. The fruit that I get to see is rarely from something that I have done but rather from the hands that have served before me!
Some more pictures of the boys and the beautiful scenery!
|Monastery in the cave|
|Iounț and Gaj at one of the caves!|
|My view from camp!|
|going up the mountain!|
|We were in the clouds!|