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Hey how it is going? My name is Christopher as everyone on this blog I went on the mission trip to Arlington, and had an awsome time. Today was the last day to do VBS, I guess I’m speak for everyone when I say that were going to miss the kids, event though for me it was a bit out of my comfort zone. For me I’d rather be working with tools than working with kids, because I had no idea how to work with kids. However, these kids just melt my heart I didn’t need a manuel, I just need to love them and let God do the work. We finished off on a good note or rather a love note that we gave to each child before we left. There face lit up as we gave them the love letter some of them even returned the favor by giving us notes that they made. We said our goodbyes, ate and left Arlington about 1:00 pm. The trip back was a good one, no what so ever. However as I was sitting in the van listening to music that not tastes I realizes  that everyone here have their on unique taste, style, and background, we still come united under the Lord to do his work, and that to me was the one of the beauty of this work trip.  

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Those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength. They will soar like Eagles. Isaiah 40:31

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Love is patient

Love is patient and kind, it is never jealous, love is never boastful or conceited, it is never rude or selfish, it does not take offence, nor is it resentful. Love takes no pleasure in others’ sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes.

Love does not come to an end. There are three things that last, faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.

Corinthians 13: 4-8 

This quote to me means that God our savior is patient with us and works through his children through actions of great worth or kindness and value. Gods love in unconditional and everlasting. He loves us without boastfulness, without judgment, without limitations. He loves His children with all his heart as we devote ourselves to Him without demand without questions without doubt. His love for us is certain and always growing within ourselves. God is never selfish nor shall we be. If we allow God into our hearts he will fill our hearts and work through. We are disciples of the Lords work. We our His hands His bodies here on Earth. God forgives ones sins through His love and understanding through Him. It is ready to endure to trust. Through the Love of our Father, we surrender. Trust in Him and thy shall never Fear. In the bible is tells us to NOT FEAR, thousands of times, I believe we shall not fear, for Jesus Loves us.

love does not come to an end. The love we share for our father is forever. As in the Lords Prayer, ‘Our Father’, states that ‘His Kingdom shall have no end’. Faith, hope and love, are the three greatest gifts I praise Him for. The greatest is Love.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you Lord. The Love you have have me and the people on this trip. I am so great full to be a loved blessed child of Gods everlasting Kingdom.

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I actually might have to steal this child! Eddie has brightened all out lives.

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The kids eating cupcakes and celebrating Ruby’s birthday.

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Hey there, everybody! So, I’m here checking in at the end of day 3 of out Spring Break service trip! First of all, I’m Jeffery Hensel, I’m a freshman Communication major at Schreiner and this is my first Spring Break work trip.

Okay, so let me just tell you, this week has been AWESOME! This morning’s VBS was fantastic! Throughout the week, I’ve been in charge of story time for the kiddos. I’ve used puppets to tell them stories about David and Goliath, Elisha the Prophet and Jesus. The best part of it is that the kids really listen and respond. They love hearing stories and playing with the puppets. What was even more special about today is the fact that Ruby, one of the VBS kids, had her birthday today. We celebrated with cupcakes and all of the kids (as well as us volunteers) had a great time!

I have to say that this trip has been such a profuse blessing to me. Realizing that even the smallest thing can touch somebody’s life in such a profound way is amazing. It speaks volumes about God’s power that telling simple stories to these children is so impactful on their lives. I look around at the people who are on this trip with me and think “what a diverse group of people.” It just goes to show that even though we don’t seem like the kinds of people who could leave a lasting impression, we can anyway. It’s true proof that God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. And I want to thank everyone involved in this for the huge impression they have left on me and on the VBS children, not to mention the blessing that the children have been to all of us!

Well, I guess that’s about it. At this point, we’ve all gone totally delirious playing Mad Gab and assaulting each other with various projectile weapons, so sleep is much needed for us all. Tomorrow we do our last day at VBS (aww…) and then it’s back to good ole K-ville. As much as I’m going to miss these kids, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit relieved to be heading back.

So, that being said, peace out everybody! God bless!

-Jeffery

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