Tyler called this afternoon from the camp he's serving at, over on the other side of Czech.
He told me about his birthday yesterday, the special gifts he opened, the kind words people gave in person and through messages, the fun Czech tradition of throwing a person up in the air as many times as they are old...he said that was quite the experience of being thrown 21 times by some big guys at camp!
But the best part of the conversation was towards the end.
"You know my best birthday present, mom? One of the girls in my group gave her heart to Jesus...on my birthday!"
This is a Czech girl who'd been to camp the previous year, and was back again this year.
At the beginning of camp, when they were talking with the students about what they wanted out of camp, a number of them said, "To improve my English", or "To have a good time" and "To make new friends".
This girl simply said in front of her peers, "I'm here because I want to find God."
And she did. Yesterday. On July 20th.
It was a birthday celebration for two yesterday.