Hey, I´m in Lima right now with some friends at an internet cafe. We´ve had 2 days of orientation so far. It´s been a ton of talking, but all great info. Of course, in between sessions we just play soccer. It´s soo much fun! We´ll be here til Saturday and then we´re heading to San Pedra de la Casta (I think. ha). The altitude is 11,000 feet. It´s our high altitude training camp since we´ll be playing most matches in the Andes mountains.´
So far I´ve already made some really good friends and had a blast fellowshipping with them. God´s great!
I don´t know how much access I´ll have to the internet in the future, but I´ll update when I can :)
Thanks for praying and please continue. We have no idea what God has in store for us, but we´re ready to serve. Que Dios les bendiga (means ¨God bless¨).
Friday, May 8, 2009
If entertainment is meant to entertain us, but our economy has fallen significantly then shouldn't the entertainment prices come down with us?
Why are ticket prices still outrageous and why are actors still making the same amount as before? What about professional athletes? Shouldn't we all be in this together?
I don't know if we should boycott the entertainment industry until some of this starts happening, but maybe we should definitely reevaluate what's important to us. Helping other or entertaining ourselves?
Also, why are there so many filthy movies coming out of Hollywood when the majority of Americans say they would like to see more family friendly things come out? Kids movies or at least child friendly movies usually seem to make more movie than all other types. Why? Because when a child goes to a movie they are usually accompanied by an adult this doesn't work vice versa for other types of movies. Stand up for what you believe in and tell the entertainers what you want. There's strength in numbers and unified the American people can have the America we want.
Andes Mountains of Peru
Well, I'm heading overseas again. I will be traveling with the International Mission Board to Peru for 2 months (May 25-Aug 2). Our group consists of about 12 students from various universities all over the U.S., and we will doing soccer evangelism. We will play in soccer tournaments and various pick-up games to share Christ's love with the people of Peru. I'm sure we will improve our soccer skills greatly through this because we all know that Americans have quite a bit to learn from the rest of the world concerning football/futbol/soccer. I'm really pumped about this opportunity to be used by God to let His light shine.
We are but humble servants begging God to use us in whatever way He would.
I will update this as much as I can from Peru so please follow and partner with me in prayer. Pray that we will be used to bring the Truth about the "eternity in the hearts of men" (Ecc. 3:11a NIV), for the people of Peru in general, the Peruvian Christians as they work to "make disciples of all nations" (Matt. 28:19a NIV), and protection as we travel by plane, automobile, and foot through mountains and rivers.
"Not my will, but yours"