August 2014

A Scout Troop at the Church

As I grew up, the scouting program in the United States served to give me a great deal of training in how to live out of doors. I could hike long distances carrying a heavy back pack. I learned to swim well and how to build shelter and live of of the land. It was a valuable skill set that would serve me well later in life when we began to serve as missionaries deep in the Amazon jungles of Colombia. I could live and survive for days and even weeks as I hiked from hut to hut and shared the Gospel. I also learned a lot about God in scouts from the God and Country award program.