Thursday, January 7, 2010
We have been in Rivendell for two weeks. It is a retreat house, located in the woods outside of the city of Antalya. We have had amazing times of praise and worship, intercession and fellowship here. We have sent the students out to two local villages that haven't had prayer teams walking the streets yet, and they were able not only to pray and do some spiritual mapping, but also encountered and befriended some of the local people. People in this country are naturally suspicious, so it's not an easy thing to make friends with the villagers. Also, not a lot of people speak English, which also hampers friendships. However, that said, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time here. Our Christmas was quiet, but we did exchange secret santa gifts and we had stockings full of candy for everyone here. Our hosts have been amazing, and we hope to stay in touch with them for many years to come. We had an extended prayer and worship time on Christmas Day that was really fabulous! We are excited about our next stop. I will tell you where we've been after we leave our next city. Turkey has been a dream come true and we have been so incredibly blessed here. Please continue to stand with us in prayer, because team unity is a difficult thing with 19 people... we could use your intercession. Thank you for all you are doing for us and standing in the gap. More next time!