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Take Delight in Honoring One Another

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Last night, our young men and women poured into one another by encouraging one another.  Part of what happens on Awe Star trips is being intentional in teaching on what it means to be a man of God and a woman of God.

To start off the evening, our young men and young women went out to dinner separately.  Our young men chose pizza (are you surprised?) and our young women chose Crepes and Waffles in Panama City.  This gave them some quality time and allowed them to talk through the rest of the evening.

To make this time even more special, on the way back to our lodging, one of our teams led a taxi driver and his girlfriend to Christ!!  It was a divine appointment.  It’s encouraging to see our team continue to do Jesus ministry even in the taxi! Gloria a Dios!

Throughout the week, our men have been combing through Proverbs 31 and identifying which characteristics describe the young women in our group.  This group of men spent hours praying and observing what characteristics our young ladies had.  Last night, our young men shared three characteristics from Proverbs 31 that they see in each woman. Our young ladies also received throughout the week a charm bracelet and various charms that characterize them.

Our young ladies spent time this week trying to find out each young man’s “grunt language.” What do they like?  What do they like to spend their time on?  Through this exercise, they found avenues to encourage them and to observe what godly characteristics our young men have. At the beginning of the week, our young men were each given a dog tag with the words “Man Up” to serve as a reminder to be godly men.

It was an amazing evening hearing the testimonies as these students poured into one another.  Our TDs, Zach and Mya, closed out the evening by encouraging each person on the team.

Romans 12:10 was evident tonight on our team: “Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring one another.”  We believe that young adults can have godly relationships, and this was a great exercise for them!

We can’t believe the week is almost over.  A couple of things we know: the Kingdom has grown this week and our young men and women were discipled.  Not only is this a great way for our students to share their faith, but they will go home having been with Jesus, and that has been our prayer from the very beginning–that just as it was with Peter and John, it would be the same with our team–that people would recognize that they are unschooled, ordinary people, yet people would take note that they had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13).

What a mighty God we serve, and what an incredible team we serve!


Mike and Sarah, Country Coordinators

Zach and Mya, Team Directors



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