Welcome to the rotating blog of the CCS Project Mañana Spring Trip. Throughout our trip, students will be posting stories and entries here for you to read, so please check back regularly! We will be departing on Thursday, April 6th and I know that God has an adventure ripe with opportunities, lessons, hardships, new friendships and blessings prepared for us. As we approach our departure date, I ask that you partner with us in prayer. Pray for the hearts of the students: that they would be softened and humbled to a place that they would hear the voice of God and what He wants to teach them and do in and through them on this trip. Pray for our leaders: that we would have wisdom and humility as well. That we would not squash any passion or vision that the students have, but would shepherd and protect these young men and women as they travel. Pray for our programs: that the beautiful relationship between Cincinnati Christian Schools and Project Mañana would thrive and remain God centered. That we would quiet ourselves enough to hear the words God has for us and position ourselves so that we might see the vision God has for us. I am amazed (already!) at what God is doing in the hearts of our students, school and church body as we approach our voyage. As we near our time in the Dominican, let us wait patiently, trust restfully and hope expectantly. Great things or on the horizon.
- Mr. Gillens (Jr.)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9