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Greetings again from sunny Florida!

Greetings again from sunny Florida!

Greetings again from sunny Florida! 
What a journey our team has been on, and we haven’t even left the state! We’ve been assigned to three other countries, not counting those who signed up for 2020, have had multiple flight changes, and countless other changes in our projects. These kids are continually impressing us with their willingness to work despite the circumstances. 
One of the biggest lessons this team is learning is that part of serving the Lord means continual abandonment of the plans we crafted. This understandably comes with it’s fair share of questions. The team is digging into those questions together, instead of having to alone. Questions such as “Why would the Lord call us to this work and then close the door to it?,” “Why are other teams serving on the field they were assigned?,” and questions as simple as “Why us? Why this team?” There is no easy answer to any of these, some questions have no answer at all. However, the Lord is still faithful. The Lord is still working on this base and in these kids hearts. We may never know as a team why our summer has come with so much uncertainty, but we do know that the Lord is certain and stable amidst the chaos.
Our summer is not what any of us or you had envisioned for us. It is what the Lord envisioned, which is the thought that is comforting this team.  
Even though it is not what we planned, our team is getting the opportunity to serve current and future missionaries right where they are. The Teen Missions base in Florida is one that serves missionaries worldwide and trains up future missionaries in service of the Lord. We are getting the privilege of serving a base that serves so many others. A lesson the kids are learning is that our service might not always be the way we envisioned or dreamed about. We are pouring out the love of the Lord through our work projects so that this base can continue to pour out the love of the Lord in other ways. We are talking about how even though we’re in a first world country, there is still service to be done. Right now, the kids are building a flood wall to help protect the dorms and bathrooms from erosion. It’s not glamorous and it’s not necessarily news worthy, but it is needed. It is beneficial. They are doing something that is necessary and helpful, even if it’s in new ways. Plus, they get use of showers and laundry which they are very very grateful for - especially considering they never necessarily perfected the art of washing clothes in buckets. 
 
Yesterday, we heard the sonic boom from a rocket launch! Half the kids thought it was the end of the world as we knew it and were ready to jump into the lake. Afterwards they realized how cool it was!! 
 
The MKZF team is in good spirits after getting a sweet group care package! We are so appreciative for how kind and considerate our parents are, through the phone calls with all the changes we have been so happy to see how much you love your kids and support the work they are doing here. They send their love to you! 

For Such a Time as This

Hello from sunny, warm Florida. This is Mrs. Kim, one of the lady leaders sending this report. The Florida Dream team is doing well. We have 44 team members and seven leaders that have been chosen by God for something special this summer—just waiting to see what He has in store.

Keep Pressing On.

The team is doing well. We are becoming more & more united as a team/family. The team members who want to do light work have been working every morning for 3 to 4 hours. The team is working on fixing up the training kitchen & other small jobs as boot camp. Team members that are not up to working yet, have been getting plenty of extra rest & relaxation.

Growing Together

The past couple of days since our last report have been good. The team continues to grow closer together. I have forgotten to mention about team devos each night. Each night team devos are led by a team member. We have started with FTM's (former team members) giving a personal testimony & a short devotion, we also have 2 worships songs. 28 June was Ethan D., 29 June was Garrison T., 30 June was Robbie M., 1 July was Ellie L., 2 July Andrew P., 3 July was Rachel K., 4 July Andrew L. & tonight will be Geli R.

Dream Team, Working Hard & Going Strong

The Dream Team is doing well. We have been blessed & enjoyed cooler weather these past few days with tropical storm Elsa. It rained off & on yesterday morning & raining this afternoon. We still manage to be able to work both days. The team is making progress on small projects around boot camp. Some of the projects are cleaning out old storage areas & either taking the "treasures" that are found to the trash or cleaning them up for use in the future. The team help tear down the old visitors' shack & carry that off. The team has also been painting hand made chalk boards that will be sent to the TMI base in Uganda in the near future.

KEEP ON TRUSTING IN GOD

A couple more days have passed since our last report. Everyone is in good health. The whole team was able to work 1/2 days Friday and Saturday in the cool of the morning. Our goal Monday and Tuesday is to have the whole team work a full day on both days The team is working hard on helping with improvements here at the Lord's Boot Camp. They have torn down old shower stalls at campsites, cleaned off the roofs of the walkways and cleaned out old storage spaces.

Best Day Ever!!!

Hello Everyone,
It has been a great couple of days since our last report. The best day was Wednesday, when the team was able to leave Boot Camp for our "Sightseeing" Day. The team was able to go to Melbourne, FL & ride on airboats through the swamps.

Hello everyone!

Well, this is the 2nd to the last report. We are almost done with our mission trip.