Give this a listen as you read (I had to…)
We’ve had a great first week in New York. There is so much to learn – how to use the subway system, how to shop for groceries when you have to carry it all home, how to work as a team with our fellow missionaries in training, how to relate and minister across cultural barriers, etc. We spend our afternoons in the classroom. So far we’ve participated in seminars on team dynamics, cultural intelligence, conflict management, and prayer.
What we learn in the classroom is live information because every morning we are working with a local church plant here in the city. Laura Kate and I are serving at Grace Fellowship Church in Sunnyside (get it?). Here’s the fascinating thing about Sunnyside: it’s the most diverse community, in the most diverse borough (Queens), in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Some of the kids we interacted with today spoke languages that we had no idea even existed. The best part of all is that our main role is to minister to the children in the community. Today Andrew led music for City Camp and was able to share the Gospel with many little ones, over 60% of whom had never heard of Jesus before (unbelievable). Thank you, Lord! Please pray that the Lord would adopt these little ones into his family.
Here are a few shots from the camp:
And last but not least, our little expert traveler enjoying the subway: