Mongolia fact! When you first approach the Ger, call out “Nokhoi khor” which literally means, “Hold the dog”. This is basically the only warning that the inhabitants of said Ger will receive because knocking on the door of ger doesn’t really happen. You are mostly just supposed to yell, then open the door and let yourself in. So forget about southern hospitality its all about eastern hospitality, way far eastern hospitality.
Now to the post! First things first this post will mostly be someone else’s words and not mine. Now i know this is sort of a cop out from writing my own post but i have had this poem stuck in my head for a while now and think this is a good time to share it. The poem is written and performed by Levi The Poet, a artist who greatly inspires me. i even had Levi play a show at my house once. It was a great night that will always bring a smile to my face. So i will share this poem and i am not going to ruin it with a commentary at the end. i just want you guys to think about it with your own thoughts.
Boundless I am convinced that the love of God is as boundless as the seas were they to overflow and break the barriers into the expanses of creation’s boundaries. Were the water to rush like waves, were we the innumerable grains of sand, carried in its storm towards a timelessness, held in a sovereign hand… Eternity would be the first to sing that it were not enough, and it would burst forth into another in effort to contain such a love.
I am convinced that the grace of God is as unfathomable as the space that the seas of love would spill into as they pour forth and cover all of my shame. Should all infinity be swathe, were we the innumerable stars in the sky, swept by the flood into a righteousness, clearly seen by redeeming eyes… Eternity would be the first to sing that it were out of place, were it supposed that it should be sufficient to contain such a grace.
I am convinced that the joy of God is as incomprehensible as the heights of which the oceans of love and grace are subject to spill over into life. Were all of hell to bear its swords, were we the innumerable elect, lead into war behind a white horse, a king who defeated sin and death… Eternity would be the first to sing that it could not employ a volume or song sufficient enough to describe such a joy.
28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Sorry for being late on this post. i will try to make it up to you all and get an extra post done by this weekend.
Сайн байна уу!(sain baina uu!,i have been working on my letters :p) Wow! It has been a crazy week. i sort of just got home from Rocky Mountain Honors camp, where i was up and active for 16 hours a day for 5 days straight. Now i am not saying how busy i was for sympathy, its actually the opposite. i want you to be exited because for 5 days straight i had 16 straight hours daily of gospel and love sharing. But first before i get too excited, let me explain how camp goes down.
RMHC is a Awana scholars camp, basically meaning that kids grades 6-12 who finish their awana book for that year are eligible to attend camp. At camp most activities will have an AWANA~ish spin. For example we lay down a square around the flagpole with the four awana colors, red, green, yellow, blue for each different team. Throughout the day we also have Bible hour! Bible hour is AWANA quizzing and story time get massed together. The way Bible hour works is the teachers bust out ye olde flannel-gram and teach the kids a lesson (this year Jr. high learned about the names of God).The kids have to listen and pay attention because at the end the teachers quiz the kids on the lesson and the scores get totaled onto the team points at the end of the day. High school students get a time during the day called Train for it where they can be a part of a specific ministry team like prayer and evangelism, work crew, drama team, games help. Then towards the end of the day we combine jr. high and high school students and play a large game. Sometimes this game is messy (this year may or may not have included a 4 pound cow tongue), but mostly its just a big fun game that everyone gets to be a part of. Then to wrap up the day we have chapel where the camp pastor give us an awesome message (this year was real biblical apologetic s). Now this is truly a rough overview but really do you want me to go into detail for 16 hours of a day especially if the details include undigested food, suicide fountain drinks with floaties in them, tears, blood, sweat, really bad Russian accents for days on end, and cleaning up puke at 2:30 am? i didn’t think so (but if you do want those details hit me up, i really do love talking about camp).
The best part of this camp for me was the people, and by people i mostly mean the staff. At camp there are lots of issues that come up. Some small and some not small but all are handled with love and wisdom. i know that in my experience, if i had struggles i could ask a staff member and they would give me help and a Bible based solution. The hearts that all the staff had was overwhelming as well. Everyone’s hearts where overflowing with love, patience, and joy, and that went a long way with the kids.
i know i am probably not expressing all these things as well as i would like to, but i know that at a minimum you get a good of what camp was like.
UPDATES! As far as money goes i am working with my pastor to figure out how and what to do with money. We almost have it all settled out but we are just working to make sure there will be transparency and accountability with money. Also when we are done you will be able to receive a tax deducible receipt for your gift. Just give us a week or two to finish smoothing things out.
Next week (not next post i don’t think) i will have some new information on the YWAM DTS school. i recently talked to some new people in new places and a lot of plans ave changed, but in a very good way.
My best friend Isaac stated up his blog Ascetichedonism. i will write about this soon, but in the mean time go check out his writings.
PRAYER UPDATES! Talking to pastor Mojic (my Mongolian pastor) he told me it will take 1-2 years for me to learn the Mongolian language. So please pray that i will be firstly very motivated to learn the language because i am very prone to laziness, and second that God would bless my language learning specifically with word retention.
i have made some changes to my school plans ( i will post about them maybe next week like mentioned above) mostly because God opened alot of new doors witch is a big praise
Once again if you guys have any questions feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or comments, leave them in the comment section below. Also, if you have suggestions for things you want me to write about or things you want to hear about, please let me know.’
LASTLY a huge thanks to my editor. See i am not that great at the English, but God blessed me with a editor who helps me make sure all these posts are just right. So thanks Editor!