And they're off...
On Saturday, most of the DSP team (affectionately known as the Decorah 7) arrived ready to eat. Val Borseth fed them well at a BBQ at the farm house and then again at a pot luck on Sunday.
Sunday yeilded a modest turnout for our first church service in the park. 15 of us sang A cappella the best we could, and then were challenged by the Word of God looking at a faith that surprises God (Mark 6 and Luke 7). It was good. And so was the food!
We then had our orientation meeting that night over Mabes Pizza (are you seeing a theme here). Chris Malone and Jomarie Lensing blessed us with some great worship before we worked through all the details of the program.
Then, on Memorial day Monday, we met at a sweet natural feature in Decorah, Dunning Springs. And we... yup, you guess it, we ate.. had a great picnic of Subway sandwiches. Then we went hiking and spelunking in Ice Cave.
Not done yet... we had our first "solid food" teaching that night by studying "the real Jesus" as revealed in Revelation 5. It was a powerful call to believe in the right Jesus... the one revealed in the Bible and not one from Sunday school stories or modern psycho-babble.
Today, we head back to the farm to work at our first service project. The old farmhouse and grounds needs a lot of work. And Val will have treats for us to enjoy afterwards.
Yes, this will be a very fulFILLING summer!!