Neville Longbottom is the Most Important Person in Harry Potter—And Here’s Why | Tor.com
Neville Longbottom is what Peter Pettigrew might have been - why that’s important to the Harry Potter arc.
"In a world of leaders and followers, there are some who don’t attempt to fit either mold, and it is those distinct few who really determine the future of us all. That is what Neville Longbottom can teach us."
A very interesting, thought-provoking, and clever read…
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God sees the big picture, and isn’t that comforting to know? Naomi has been one of my favorites in the Women in the Bible series by #shereadstruth :)
You can also find some fun videos from camp here: http://www.youtube.com/user/babymerce/videos :)
I made it safely back to Bakersfield, but I’m missing Europe and all of my new friends like crazy.
I’m sorry for being MIA the last few weeks! At English Camp, I limited my online time as to be able to spend more time with campers. Plus, our schedule was packed, with days starting at 6:30 a.m. to get ready for the staff meetings/prayer time at 7 and (for me) ending usually at 1 a.m. after talking in bed with my roommates. Then, as I traveled around after camp, reliable wifi was hard to find and because I tried to squeeze in as much as I possibly could in each city, I was exhausted everyday.
I LOVED English Camp so much and will write more about some of the highlights soon.
For now, though, check out some pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/javajournal/sets/72157634813646381/
And here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/javajournal/sets/72157634865717696/
A few photos from the last day of Bible Klub (VBS)…
On Wednesday, July 10, I went to Slavonski Brod with Jennifer (a short-term missionary from Ireland), Tim and Rachel (an American couple who are missionaries with Pioneers in Nova Gradiska), and Izi (Tim and Rachel’s one-and-a-half-year-old son). We picked up kebobs and then drove to the river to eat our lunch. Afterwards, we went to the dome (a children’s home). This place is kind of like an orphanage in that the kids who live there have parents who are in jail, who are alcoholics, who are drug addicts, etc. (There aren’t many real orphanages in Croatia, though, because extended family members are so close and will adopt kids if their parents die.) In fact, we saw one mom bring cigarettes, beer, and food for her young children and some of the teenagers who live there while we were visiting. It was difficult to communicate since most of the kids didn’t speak any English and I know very little Croatian, but I think they still had fun. I know God’s love extends beyond language barriers, and so my prayer is that they still felt loved and cared for even if we couldn’t have conversations with them.
7/10/13 — The first two days of Bible Klub (VBS) have been a success! We had to cancel yesterday because of rain (please pray the weather is good the rest of the week), but Monday and today went so well. The kids have been having fun playing games, making crafts, and hearing about God’s promises. I’ve been teaching a few English words connected to each day’s Bible story, too. :)
Prayer Blog for English Camp in Hungary
Some scenes from Zagreb, the Croatian capital. My host family took me there last weekend.
In a little over a week, I will be heading to Hungary to help out with the English Camp there. This year there are more campers than ever registered (70 at last count, but there could be more)! I’d love it if you would pray for what God wants to accomplish there.
The actual days of camp are July 20-27, but preparations are already underway. So that you may know better how to pray, a prayer blog has been set up to give you updates (daily once camp starts) and list prayer requests. It is very important that these prayer requests are not made public.
If you would like the website address and password, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get those to you as soon as possible! Thank you for joining us in prayer!
Love you all!
7/5/13 — A team from a church in Colombia, South Carolina, led a baseball camp this past week. The kids in the town loved it (probably about 100 kids in total showed up!), and the gospel was shared each day. I helped out by catching balls or helping with drills when needed, playing catch, helping fill up water cups, and just hanging out with team members and Croatian kids. It was such a wonderful way to spend my mornings this past week!