Final Days in Slovenia

June 29, 2017

We had yet another huge thunderstorm that started at 11 and lasted for hours. It kept a lot of us awake, but we all still somehow awoke refreshed. Today, we went on a hike to a waterfall where we had a lot of good conversations with the kids and got to know them better.

Chris talked about the Gospel tonight. The kids had a lot of questions ranging from the Trinity to who Jesus is – all of them productive conversations. And, a lot of the kids took steps toward Jesus - those who already professed faith grew closer to Christ, and those who still haven’t believed made steps towards understanding more about the Gospel. We then went to the campfire where some of those discussions continued, and we had s’mores and hot dogs. Thank you for the prayers - they were much needed! Continue to pray though! Camp’s not over, and neither is God’s ministry in Slovenia!

June 30, 2017

We all stayed up dancing the night away and welcomed Stephanie’s and Lisa’s birthday at midnight! The kids continued to ask difficult questions today as we wrapped up camp by having the Oregon Beach Bash and the dance party following.

July 1, 2017

Today we celebrated Stephanie’s and Lisa’s birthdays again, gave gifts to the kids, and packed up to head back to Radovljica where we gave English achievement awards to the kids, and we all performed the camp dance and workshop song for the parents.

July 2, 2017

This morning we went to the church Stephanie and Chris are involved in and shared some about our week and what we saw God do. Later that day, some of the kids from camp came to a barbecue on one of the Slovene’s farm where we hung out and said a few goodbyes.

This was also our last day with the Spokane team.

July 3, 2017

This morning we went to Chris’s house to debrief the previous week of camp, and then went back to Lake Bled to spend more time with the kids. We all went together to go eat pizza and afterwards said emotional goodbyes to everyone.

July 4, 2017

We spent our last day in Salzburg, looking at Sound of Music sights. We had an early night as we had to wake up at 4:30 for the first of many flights!