June 23, 2006

Give us Clean Hands

We bow our hearts, we bend our knees
Oh spirit, come make us humble
We turn our eyes from evil things
Oh Lord, we cast down our idols

So give us clean hands, and give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
And give us clean hands, and give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another

O God, let us be a generation that seeks
That seeks your face O God of Jacob
O God, let us be a generation that seeks
Who seeks your face O God of Jacob

Written by Charlie Hall

Posted by tomglass at 08:58 AM

June 22, 2006




Posted by tomglass at 12:22 PM

June 07, 2006

Mission Trip Report part 1

Where to start? It was an amazing trip. God blessed! We were overwhelmed with the support given; your prayers were felt by everyone on the team. My purpose in going was:

To serve fellow believers, to minister to kids and teens, to serve alongside my community at NHCC, and to give God the glory for the abilities and talents He has given me.

I believe that purpose was accomplished. The missionaries kept telling us what a huge encouragement we were to them. And they were a huge encouragement to me and my team.

We got there Saturday afternoon, and it was great to have almost a full day to adjust to where we were going to be working. Due to the large number of missionary families attending, the conference location was full, so our team stayed at a motel about 2 miles away.
Sunday morning our team got together and worshiped God. We sang, read scripture, prayed and a lot of people shared what God had been doing in their hearts to prepare them for this trip. We had planned to attend a local Baptist church, but they didn't have Sunday morning services due to a funeral planned later that day. Sunday night was the beginning of the conference, introductions and the kick-off to our program.

The typical schedule was 3 1/2 hours in the morning for VBS and 1 1/2 hour in the afternoon for group story/activities. Mr. Brian and I were in charge of the games for K-6th grade during the morning session, and then in the evening we floated between the kids and teens as necessary.

Needless to say, I fell in love with all the kids! I miss them, pray for them, and want to keep them all. They had such great hearts and willing minds to hear everything that God was teaching through us. I got the entire K-6th grade to sign my t-shirt at the end of the week, so that I can remember their names and pray for them.

As for our team... God worked it out so that we had just the right people there. He knew who everyone was that need to go and every single one was needed. I knew the majority from church, but most of them only as acquaintances. It was really neat to get to know them better and become more a family by the end of the week. Ross, Tim and Nate especially as they headed up the team were a great blessing to me. I had some great one on one bonding times with each of them. Mr. Brian (helped with games) and I drew very close too. God used Mr. Brian to teach me and point out a weakness in me.

God has all the glory for the abilities He's given me.
Because of being an MK:
-I was able to connect with the kids and teens on a closer level
-The Spanish I grew up learning was an invaluable asset in Mexico
-I helped some of my teammates get through some slight culture shock

to be continued... (yes, with pictures)

Posted by tomglass at 10:49 PM

My Savior My God

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior.

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me: this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my Savior.

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior.

My Savior Loves, my Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God: He was, my God: He is
My God is always gonna be.

Yes, living, dying: let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring:
That He who lives to be my king
Once died to be my Savior.

Aaron Shust - anything worth saying

Posted by tomglass at 02:27 PM

June 03, 2006

I'm back

I fell in love with every single one of those MKs. I wanted to keep them all. God taught us all very valuable lessons that I hope won't fade with time. I can safely say that we were all impacted by the missionaries and their kids. We accomplished our purpose of serving and loving. God blessed.

I'll write more later and post pictures. Our team made it back safely late last night, and today was a catch up and recover day.

Posted by tomglass at 09:30 PM