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Four more days remaining at Boot Camp!

Four more days remaining at Boot Camp!

Today is Tuesday, and we only have four more days remaining at Boot Camp! It is flying by, and we are getting excited about leaving for Honduras in less than a week. Since our last report, we have enjoyed some delicious pizza and chocolate milkshakes, followed by a movie night (on Sunday). This past Friday, a group from JAARS in Waxhaw, NC, came to give our team a course in water safety training. After a time in class, learning a lot of important information about safety measures, we had about two hours in the pool. During this time we practiced different rescuing techniques, ways to swim to avoid danger, and what to do if a boat capsizes. We are thankful for this opportunity to learn and be prepared for our time on the water. Lord willing, we will not have to use these safety measures as we're traveling on the river in Honduras. Please pray for our safety as we travel during our ministry time this summer.

Overall, the team is well. We have had to make some adjustments, but we are praying this will create more unity as a team. We know the Lord has great plans for each of our team members, and we are excited to see what opportunities are provided as we serve.

We should have one more report before leaving boot camp. Here are some testimonies from several of our team members:

Sadie P.
I enjoy getting to know my team members this year as well as spending a bunch of my spare time hanging out with old TMI friends! I'm so amazingly blessed to be back at TMI this year, and I'm so thankful for my friends that also came back!

Samuel G.
Boot Camp is tough, sweaty and challenging. It has worked me physically and spiritually. Through ups and downs, I'm happy to say that I'm blessed to be here and can't wait to see what is to come.

Alayna N.
I've had a wonderful Boot Camp with lots of struggles like a lot of headaches. I'm doing great now and love getting to see old friends and grandparents.

Luke W.
Boot camp is almost done! I have had a blessed time and I can't wait until I can go to Honduras. Boot camp has been great, and I have made new friends.

Samuel S.
Before I came here, I was in a dark place, dealing with the loss of two newborn nephews. Coming here and meeting my loving team members, I've learned what the devil means for evil, God is loving and just, and I still love Him!

Jonathan L.
I've been enjoying the Lord's Boot Camp. While I've been here, I have seen God work in the lives of many people. God has taught me to be willing to serve Him in any circumstances.

Sam P.
It has been hard for sure. The heat and having to limit my temper and all the rules are honestly hard. The food is great. The tents, you get used to. But all in all it's fun.

We've only been here as a team for five days,...

We've only been here as a team for five days, but it seems much longer! The days are long; it is very hot and humid and there hasn't been much rain. However, the Lord blesses us with nice cool breezes, great times of conversations with the team and evening rallys that are filled with the Holy Spirit.

The Honduras Teen team has arrived safely in Honduras.

The Honduras Teen team has arrived safely in Honduras. They will be doing a report soon.

This is our first official report since arriving to Honduras on Monday

This is our first official report since arriving to Honduras on Monday. We are currently en route to La Mosquitia, and we finally have a signal to send an update.

Honduras Teens in La Mosquitia

First of all I want to apologize for the delay in our report. We have had a full with week of unexpected, extended travel and lots of rain.

We left for La Mosquitia about 4am on Wednesday morning. After driving about 5 hours on the bus, our trip came to a halt as we were driving through a town. After sitting for a little while, we found out the locals were protesting recent changes made in their government. The protest was blocking our main route, so we ended up staying there for about 9 hours. We are thankful for a local family that allowed our team to use their home for restroom breaks throughout the day. Because of the long delay and still having at least 6 hours of travel, we had to find a hotel to stay in for the night. We were able to continue our trip the next morning. After about 4-5 hours by pick up trucks and a boat, we arrived at La Mosquitia. The staff at the Teen Missions base had a nice supper waiting for our team.

We have had a productive week as our team has been ministering and working.

On Monday, we began the boat ministry with the circuit riders from the TMI base here in La Mosquitia. Since our team is so large, we are able to split in half, with the two groups rotating each day. One group goes out on the boat circuit while the other stays at the base to work. The main work project now is preparing to put up a fence around the property. There is a lot of steel tying happening as the rebar will go into the fence posts along with cement.

We are in our last full week at La Mosquitia.

Today has been one month since we meet each other as a team for the first time!
The work project is going well as they’re working to put up a fence around the base’s properly line. Over the weekend, both evangelism (EV) groups went out, one on the boat and the other a ten minute walk down the road. Both EV teams did really well with their presentations and enjoyed their time out. Sunday, we went to a different church, shared a presentation and played games with the children in attendance.

We have had a full week so far doing the work projects and evangelism.

The rain has held off this week so we’ve gone out each day on the river in the afternoons and continued work putting up the fence. The team has really loved playing with the children each day after doing their presentations. This seems to be the highlight of each day. As we get closer to the end of our time in La Mosquitia, they’ve also been excited to see progress in the work they’re doing. We have 2 1/2 days left of work and EV before leaving on Tuesday for Santa Cruz. The time is really going by quickly.

As our time in La Mosquitia has come to an end...

As our time in La Mosquitia has come to an end, we have stayed very busy over the last several days. On Friday and Saturday, our two groups had the opportunity to work on the fence project at the base and take their last trips on the river with the base circuit riders. On Friday, there were over 100 kids at the village. Our team really enjoyed spending time with them!

Today is our last day in Santa Cruz.

It has been a nice time being here over the past several days. Along with our regular Bible study, classes, devotion and library times, we also had the opportunity to do several different work projects. The climate here is a little cooler than La Moskita, and we have enjoyed the change, although we miss our friends we said goodbye to on Tuesday.

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