Omega Week 2 Update

Omega Week 2 stayed within the thrills Week 1 provided for us! We learned more about ourselves on Monday by taking a spiritual gift test. Knowing that we have a diverse group of people who bring different disciplines to the team, such as administration, mercy, apostleship, faith, service, and knowledge, is excellent. While growing to know ourselves better, we also shared lunch with Chad from the Mississippi SBC, who spoke to us about calling and knowing when the Spirit is leading you to fulfill God’s will. Identifying our strengths and weaknesses will help us recognize the best ways to be a team and reach all nations.

On Tuesday, we practiced reaching people by serving at the CHBC Kids Camp at Tanglewood! This is also when we started using the big O sign to represent our Omega Team. (We sometimes refer to this as the Bat Signal, meaning “circle around me.”) It was a day of fun, worshiping, fellowship, and smores made in the oven – not the scary bonfire by the lake – due to the thunderstorm. The Omega Team played games with the kids and prayed for those who had not yet given their lives to Christ. Although it seemed like only a day filled with laughter and sun, we were delighted to hear that some of the kids we had prayed for gave their lives to Christ that night. Hallelujah! God is always listening, and although it was a long day, it was worth it because of the work God did in the hearts of those children.

Throughout the week, we prepared “Jesus Stories” of various people in the Bible. For example, Gibson is John, while Rena is Mary Magdalene. Each of us has written a short, 5-minute script about their person explaining events in their life. For example, Corrin portrays Moses and tells the story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and how their story points to Jesus, who gives us freedom. We will present these stories in Uganda, reaching the children with the message of Jesus. Luis is incredibly excited to use props to tell of the competition between Elijah and the prophets of Baal.

Thursday was a very memorable day for us. Instead of using utensils, we ate our African food with our hands. Anthony gobbled his down the fastest and looked around for more. Most of the group enjoyed the meal, but others took longer to appreciate the unfamiliar foods with different textures and spices. We also quizzed two previous interns who served in Uganda a few summers ago; their advice has prepared us to start and finish strong.

As always, we covet your prayers. Please pray for our stamina and smooth travels all the way to Africa. Finally, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the members of the CHBC church who hosted us in so many ways. We have been truly blessed by this church family.

Fighting on our Knees,
Team Omega