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Team Africa!

OUTREACH! In exactly one hour, my team--Team Africa--will begin our trip around the world. Starting with Mexico City. 

Wow. I'm so excited. These past few weeks have just FLOWN by. To sum up our time in Norway, we've had teaching on Missions, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism to get us into "practical" gear. It's been so amazing to watch the students grow and our team become more unified. It's even more crazy how much God is working in me and showing me how my life really is a small part of His big story. 

In Mexico we will be working with several churches, a children's home and maybe even a TV station. Please pray that we would seize every opportunity to talk with people we meet and invite them into our lives with Jesus. Simple, right? Sometimes we make it harder than it is.

Meet Backpack DTS 2013 in it's entirety! 3 teams (Pan-America, Africa & Asia), 1 school.

I really don't have more to say other than...I'm leaving! After Mexico City, we go to Seoul for teaching on North Korea and Meditation as well as some practical work for the church that's hosting us. After that, it's on to New Delhi to work with South Delhi Mercy Ministries. I will be the "nation leader" for both these countries, since I was responsible for planning them and creating contacts there. Please pray that my communication with the contacts in these nations continues to go smoothly and that, really, I would lead in the way I'm meant to.

Last day in Norway and the sun smiled down! 

"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2

Much love!

Melissa

I met a Muslim man outside of Notre Dame. We had an hour long conversation about Christianity and Islam, but most importantly, Jesus. We struck a bargain that I would read a book on Islam if he would read a book that I would recommend. I know that this meeting was far from a coincidence so please be praying for my new friend. His name is Aziz!

I was able to go to Paris for a few days during our free weekend. This was a great time for me to relax and just spend quality time with God. I've come back spiritually refreshed and ready for action!