God has some amazing things planned for this trip. God is looking forward to communing with the 48 students and leaders, and revealing himself to us. He is going to use us in big ways. And Satan knows it. We talked about the battle that Satan has been, and will be waging with us. He is going to do anything he can to keep is from receiving the blessing God has for us this week.
We read about the strength that we can find in The Lord:
"You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’ ” (2 Chronicles 20:17 NIV)
The battle is already won! We can find our power in Christ! We prayed that God would guide us today, and this week. That we would be protected by the name of Jesus Christ.
We are all excited that this day is finally here! Our 4 vans and one truck and trailer pulled out of the parking lot around 6:15am, ready for the long ride to St. Louis!
By 7:45 we had to pull over to clean out 2 of our vans, and give a couple students a chance to settle their carsick stomachs. But, we were on our way soon after!
Since then we have listened to our burned CD mixes at least 4 times each:
We also stopped in Pontiac, IL for lunch: