united in spirit

dear friends, i write to you briefly on the eve of our annual trek to pico duarte with the 8th grade class.  tomorrow we leave at 6am with 4 boys, 8 girls, 5 leaders, and 3 guides to climb the tallest mountain in the caribbean.  for many of our students, this will be the hardest physical challenge they have ever encountered.  our theme verses are philippians 2:2-5:

"Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus."

please join with us in praying for safety as we climb.  pray that the students would trust and see the Lord provide physical and mental strength. pray that He would open their hearts to hear from Him in all new ways.