Yesterday (Saturday), we got our assignment and mission from the Hero Academy. Our training is going to equip and prepare us to respond to the needs around us and impact our hurting world. Our word of the day was: GO!
In church today, we had a wonderful time in worship; we heard an inspiring sermon encouraging us to GO beyond just hearing God’s word to DO God’s word. Isaiah 58 v 6,7 – we had to think about true fasting that honours God; and were challenged to make our everyday actions match our worship.
We have been learning a great song through this week that ties our training and Bible learning together. Here is the link to the theme song: I Will Go by Starfield http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ihxvCyrWM
We had a really fun afternoon together as a team having a Hay Ride at Birds Hill Park. Some people preferred the front seat – while others were happy to swat mosquitoes at the back! Back at the church, we played games and spent more time getting to know each other.
During worship tonight, we were challenged to face our ‘villains’. All heroes face villains – bad guys that look to hurt and destroy. Shellie made us look at what villains we might face. We had to face up to the fact that for us: apathy, indifference and complacency are destroyers in our lives; when we think we can’t do anything so why bother? or someone else will take care of it. We have to learn to recognize the villains in the midst of our everyday living. Perhaps the biggest lesson of all is that you don’t have to have a super hero suit (or big sumo wrestler suit) to stand up and be a hero. Our word of the day was: WIN! from John 16v33: “…in the world you will have trouble. But do not be afraid. I have overcome the world.“
Continue to pray for all of our participants, mentors and leadership team. We covet your support as we learn God’s truth, build relationships and act as God’s hands and feet in Winnipeg this week.