On Saturday, January 24, 2009, some of our staff took off before sunrise to search for the perfect campsite for Operation Joshua 2 taking place this summer (25 June to 2 July 2009). We drove to the next area of the Peloponnese to be blanketed with Greek New Testaments. First stop: Kalamata, Messenia. While searching for the ideal campsite proved challenging, it was definitely less difficult than navigating the numerous one-way streets of Kalamata! We’ve already begun praying for extra patience and wisdom on the day when our distribution teams will join forces to put the Word of God’s life-giving truth into the hands of this city’s residents.
As the day progressed, the team visited several campsites along the sea that were either too small or too filled with trees to accommodate our event needs. With nothing promising near Kalamata, we drove to the opposite side of our targeted bay area in search of the few other campsite options we had pinpointed on the map. After a couple more unfortunate dead ends, God led us to a hopeful possibility. The potential site is located on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the nearby sea and mountains. It offers great options for our cooking and program needs, and most importantly, the team developed a friendly relationship with the camp owner.
Not only did God bless our day with a great campsite location, but our trip was also filled with fun fellowship and lots of laughter - especially during a couple of the most unique events, including two of us getting soaked in a downpour at the most inconvenient time, and our final stop resulting in a backseat full of freshly picked oranges.
Praise God for safety on the roads and divine appointments with campsite owners. Please pray that God fills us with wisdom as we continue to work through the details to accomplish this Bible distribution vision. To God, and God alone, be the glory!