Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Turkey and Uganda

Continuing in the freakish momentum that has somehow been generated at GCC for overseas mission trips, a team going to Uganda for two weeks leaves on Saturday.  It's a team of about 12 (I think) young adults going to serve with AIDS Orphan and Widow something or other. (can't remember it off the top of my head.)  They were part of the send off last Sunday.  It's pretty exciting overall, but what I'm most excited about is that two of the team is from the class of 03, which was the class that me and D were D-team leaders for.  Even more, one of those two, NLind, was one of my SPACE mission team leaders this past summer.  Now, that is very very cool.

One of these days, I will write about the general statistics of the class of 03 and what they do now (slight sidebar - "Its what you *do* that defines you" - from Batman Begins, but is that a Biblical statement?), two years after they have graduated high school.  That's pretty exciting too.
Turkey leaves on September 2.  A team of 5 young adults are going to go to grad school there, but also to live there among a Muslim community.  These four guys and one gal are pretty good friends, and embody this cool spirit that desires to live and minister to the unreached, where the need is the greatest.  That's the idea that I think the Church is going to see more of out of that generation.

Very very fun times at GCC.  How many more can we send out?  What other areas of the world can we impact (in the right way of course)?  How many more people to be commmited to being on mission, either somewhere else or in their current places?

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