On, July 19th, we had a prayer hike up a mountain.
I was really excited for this hike, I love getting to top of mountains. When you hike you have to push your body to get up those steep hills, up the roots, and around the big boulders. If your unfit like me, you will have sweat pouring down your face in no time.
This hike was no different, we started by parking the vehicle about 1 km from the trail head along the freeway. When we got to the freeway we had been walking for about 20 mins along the freeway to a parking lot by the trail head. I don't know why we didn't just park there, possibly something to do with the police check point that we passed when walking. We had about 14 people in the back of the truck.
It was a good push to get to the top, it was steep, and the ground was really worn so not very many good natural footholds. We all made it up though, to the top to have a chorus, praise and worship session along with 2 sermons, a bible study and about 20 different prayer sessions. We were at the top for about 5-6 hours.
When we got to the top, it was an amazing view, you could see the whole of Mzuzu, which is the 3rd largest city in Malwai. You could see beyond to another mountain range in the distance. It was the perfect spot to have a prayer/church/worship session. To our surprise we kept on going, and we ended up going down a small hill to this tiny little area where there were trees all around us, and the view was not to be seen. This is where we sat and stood, prayed, worshipped and listened for 5ish hours.
This day pushed Team Oak more then any other days. The youth pastor put us on the spot pretty frequently, and I am proud to be on Team Oak. We stepped up the challenge, and passed. He ask us to come up with chorus songs, not worship but chorus songs, but after we explained to him we don't have those kind of songs back home we sang some of our worship songs. He had asked Courtney just before heading to the trail head to prepare a message about goals, Chelsea also had to preach but she was approached the day before.
It was a good day in the end, we got to spend time with the youth, spend time outside enjoying the hot sun, and enjoying Gods nature.
Oh, we were also asked to fast for the whole day as well.
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