Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Celebration

Today we had our 4th of July Celebration at our English Lotu service. All the missionaries in the area came together to enjoy food, fellowship, and fun. Jeff Myers and Scott Dooley helped to remind us of the freedom we have in America, but also of the freedom we have in Christ, because of what He did for us on the cross. We learned about the men who sacrificed their bodies to hold up the flag at Fort Henry, which is how Francis Scott Key came up with our National Anthem. Those men died for their country, they wouldn't let anything stand in the way of that flag coming down, even if it meant their lives. The question we were asked was, are we doing the same for the Kingdom of God? Are we willing to risk our lives for the sake of the cross? Are we as passionate about the Kingdom of God as those men were about their country? I know I could do a better job of sharing Christ's love with others, what about you?
After our devotional time, we enjoyed some games that Becky came up with. We had a 3 legged race, sack race, towel volleyball game, shoe relay, and wiffle ball on a badminton racket relay. Lydia and I put up a good effort on the 3 legged race, but fell at the turn. Scott and Allison edged out Alan and Josiah for the win. The boys beat the ladies in the wiffle ball on the badminton racket relay, but we all enjoyed playing, and had a lot of laughs.