The next morning we packed up our luggage and we prepared mentally for our journey home. Before our drive back to the airport, Coach shared a final devo with us where she recognized each of us and how she saw God use us throughout the trip. Bethany: The Catalyst award; Shannon: The Fearless Leader award; Sarah: The Importance of Being Earnest award; Holly: The Girl Scout award; Sam: The Live Out Loud award; Micaela: The Trooper award; Molly: The Bring it On award; Kristi: The Down and Dirty award and finally Chelsea: The I Heart New York award.
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”
4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. 6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. 7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.