We have only been at Shofar for a few days now, and we are finding out quickly that things tend to operate at the two far ends of the spectrum with very little time spent in the middle. ex.
Devil: Unexplainable frustrating problems with the sound system
God: Allows us to cobble it together enabling us to show the film "Most" at the youth conference. There were over a hundred youth there from ages 16 and up. The short film of a father sacrificing his son to save a train full of people grabbed and held their attention. We had both guys and girls come up afterward and tell us that they were really impacted by the message of the film and how it shows God's love in a real way.
God: Allows us to teach the youth about living a pure life as they walk with God. We split the large group in to two sections of males and two sections of females. Ryan and Andy taught the guys and Carrie and Laura taught the girls.
(Sharon taught the dogs)
Devil:Unexplained problems with the truck on the way home from the retreat; stalling out, getting going; stalling out, getting going.....
Devil: Unable to use the truck to get back to the youth retreat for the second day. The team had to stay behind as Tim went on to teach.
God: We were able to get some deep cleaning done at Shofar and get a better handle on how things are going to be set up for the summer; all the while having a great time of fellowship together.
All in all God is coming out on top and we're sticking with Him.