We were not sure how this whole thing would go, but we have had a blast and have had some really neat moments of connection with these guys and gals. It has kinda felt a little bit like a "missions reality show"! Seriously. It has been neat to watch them be tested as they live in tight quarters and Tricia and I have enjoyed ministering to them these weeks. We even cooked dinner for them the other night. You would have thought we gave them each a new car...these poor kids are eating rough.
Just this morning, I drove half of the team down to the shore for one of the girls to get baptized. It was so neat.
PS- We are really, really impressed with YWAM and the caliber of these young people. Go YWAM and a big shout out to the training base in Kona, Hawaii. You are doing a great job training people for mission. Their leaders are in the picture. They flew in yesterday for a pastoral visit. Great folks.