Wow…where do I start? Have you ever had a day that when you
reached the end of it, it feels like a week since morning??
Our morning session was focused on how God is always
faithful and his promises are true.
Joseph faced terrible challenges and it would have been easy to think
God had abandoned him. But despite it
all, Joseph stayed faithful and God used all that had happened for good. To demonstrate this truth to the students were
given colored power to throw in the air and all were covered in God’s promises.
After the morning session, we broke into small groups where
God continued to move among our students.
A big part of the week is sitting in and understanding God’s tremendous
love for us. We spent a lot of time
discovering what that means for each of us.
Our afternoon recreation time found us on a hike down to the
City of Durango. Depending on who you
talk to…it was a great adventure or something that won’t be done again anytime
Our evening session was primarily focused on rising from the
death of our sins. Way back when the
small pox epidemic was rampant burials were fast and furious. Some were buried
so quickly that they were not dead, and were occasionally buried alive. To
prevent this from happening they would bury the body with a bell attached. If
they weren’t dead they could ring the bell to be rescued. It was a powerful lesson and students were
invited to come to the front to ring a massive bell, choosing life over death
in sin. It was amazing the number of
students, including many of our COTHA students that headed to the front. My words cannot fully express how powerful
the sound of the bell ringing over and over as students asked Jesus to raise
them from the dead.
As I said in the beginning God continues to move among our
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