Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Timeline

Things to Pray for!!!!!

July 18th-25th: X-Camp
July 28th - 31st: Soccer Camp
August 1st - 8th: English Camp & Moving into my Apartment (1st) & My Birthday (7th)
August 9th -15th: Oldrichovice Youth Camp
August 15th-16th: Saying Goodbye 'possibly' to Terri
August 17th-20th: Possibly going to visit another missionary
August 23rd: Saying Goodbye at Church
August 26th-27th: Summer Missionary School
August 28th: Leaving the Czech Republic
August 29th: Flying Home

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bible Awe

Well if you don't know chapters 38-42 of Job are some of my fav parts of the bible. I love reading them over and over. I just get well awestruck. I can't even grasp the greatness of God... in fact I'm having problems even writing about what I can't grasp because there are no words that I can think of for it. My child like faith comes out in me and I just want to sit on the lap of God and ask him tons of questions. 'Do you ever make shapes out of clouds?' 'Do count off the seconds between lighting and thunder?' 'Why are the colors of hair: black, brown, blonde, red and the color of eyes: brown, green, and blue?' " The grass is green. The sky is blue. The sunset is pink. The leaves change from yellow to red. Do you not like the color purple? Good, neither do I." 'How long did it take Adam to name all the animals?" "What makes you laugh?" "Do you ever sneeze?" Then, I'd probably get tired and ask God if we wanted to go fishing with me.

Anyway, one of the things I love about these chapters are the creatures described in them. Job 39:9 "Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger?"
If you look up the word use in the original text it's 're'êm'. Many scholars believe this animal is the extincted auroch. The auroch was 2 metres (6.6 ft) at the shoulder and weighed 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb). The last recorded live aurochs, a female, died in 1627 in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland. The skull was later taken by the Swedish Army during the Swedish invasion of Poland (1655–1660) and is now the property of Livrustkammaren in Stockholm. This kinda puts a whole new meaning on the words "wild ox" in the verse. Gosh, this animal would have been over a foot taller than me. God is so cool.

Schools Out for Summer....50 days left!

Well school ended here the last day of June. I taught my last class this week. It was sad. I'm going to miss all those people very much, even the crazy boys. In all my classes we had parties at the end and I brought some American food (either choc. chip cookies or browines). They played games to win butterfingers. We also had Dr. Pepper and Root Beer. They all like the Dr. P, but not the root beer so much. In fact someone told me it tasted like the smell of the toilet cleaner. LOL! All my classes gave me wonderful flowers! In one of my classes we even had a cook-out and played soccer! They will always be dear to my heart. Helpful they will all do their homework and write me postcards! : )

Well, this week had kinda been a down week for me. I spend a lot of time alone working on my computer doing research. Sadly, our English camp for this coming week was canceled. Hopeful my spirits will put up the week after as I go into full camp mode. I have X-camp, which is a huge youth gathering here. I will be leading an english group and sleeping in a tent all we! Pray for cooler weather!! Then I have soccer camp! Then I have a English camp with 7 Americans from VA!! I'll be sleeping in the basement with all the Czech Youth from my church. It should be hilarious! Then I have our church youth group retreat! Then I start packing to come home!

More exciting news I finally have an apartment that I can move into as of Aug. 1st!! :)