I would like to share with you a story that is changing the lives of people around the world.
PART1 - True Story from the Bible:
This is a summary story of the Most High God’s relationship with the world. This story is from a
book called the Bible. Men did not make up the Bible. It is the word of the Most High God. The
Most High God is more powerful than any ancestor, person, government or god that people
worship. This story is true and reliable because it is the word of the Most High God.
PART 2 – Created for a Relationship With God
Creator: There is only one God, and He is the Most High God. He existed in the begin- ning
before there was anything else. The Most High God is the Creator. He created every- thing on
earth and in heaven and is all powerful over everything. When God began to create things, He
just used His words. He spoke and everything came to being. He created angels to worship
and serve Him. They were very beautiful. He also created everything we can see -
- the sky, land, water, mountains, oceans, sun, moon, stars, all plant and animals. Finally, He
created man according to His image. God created man to enjoy all that He has created. God
created everything and saw that it was good.
God and Man in Relationship: God placed the man and woman in a beautiful garden to live.
They had a very good relationship with Him and with each other. He told them to take care of
the garden and enjoy everything. He gave them a special command: they could eat from every
tree in the garden except one. If they ate from that one tree, they would be pun- ished and die.
The man and woman listened to God and had a wonderful relationship with Him in the garden.
God created us to have a wonderful relationship with Him forever!
PART 3 – People are Separated from God
Fall of the Devil: However, do you remember the angels God created? One of the angels
was very smart and beautiful. This angel became very proud. He wanted to be like God and to
have the other angels to worship him instead of God. Only God deserves all the worship and
service. Therefore God cast the disobedient angel, the devil, and the other an- gels who listened
to him out of heaven. These bad angels are known as demons.
Disobeying: One day, the devil tempted woman to eat the food from the tree that was
forbidden. The woman listened to the devil and ate the fruit. Then she gave it to her husband to
eat. Both of them disobeyed God’s command. Disobeying God’s command is sin. God is
righteous and holy. He must punish sin. God cast the man and the woman out of the garden,
and their relationship with God was broken. Human beings and God were now separated
All Have Sinned: Like the first man and the woman, all people like us since then have
sinned by not listening to God’s commands and are separated from God. The result of sin
is eternal punishment in hell.
We cannot live forever with God as we were designed.
PART 4 – People Can’t Come Back to God
10 Commands: Over time, the number of people on earth multiplied. Yet God loved them
very much and wanted them to have a relationship with Him. He gave them 10 com- mandments
to follow. Remember God is perfect and holy, so we must be perfect and holy to live with him.
The 10 commandments teach people how to relate to God and how to relate to people. Some
of the commands were: do not worship other gods or make idols; honor your parents; do not lie,
steal, murder or commit adultery. However, no one was able to obey all of these commands.
Don’t handle them or pet them. Avoid stray animals on the streets.
We recommend wearing closed toe shoes to avoid parasites and injuries.
If you are on special medications, please tell your e3 leader and your room-
mate where you keep your medications. If you have a chronic illness, please
let your team leader know. If you are or become sick, your role will likely be
restricted to that of prayer warrior from the hotel. If so, inform the e3 Staff
and/or your team leader and stay back for the day. Use sunscreen
continuously. Drink more (bottled) water than you usually drink at home.
Locate emergency exits. Lock your door at all times. Please let the e3 Staff
know if your room is not secure (ie-doors or windows that will not close or
lock). If someone knocks on your door, always ask who it is before open- ing!
Please do not hesitate to tell the e3 Staff and/or the hotel staff if you have
any concerns for your safety!
Emergency while in the field
Stay with your team leader. Return to the hotel if possible. If not pos-
sible, go to a Christian’s house or Church and wait for direction from your Trip
Leaders. If possible contact one of the Leaders on cell phone.
For any meal that is provided, the tip will also be covered. If you are
eating in a restaurant, the server should have the tip handed to them,
otherwise they may never see it.
In restaurants, always ask if the gratuity is included. Tip at the same
rate that you would tip in the US, 15-20%.
All hotel personnel will be given a small love offering by the Trip Leader.
Hotel baggage tip & Bus/Airport baggage tip is covered.
Refer ALL requests for donations, love offerings, or any other payments
to the Team Leader or Trip Leaders.
Do Not give out your home phone # or address to any National
Person or anyone else you meet on the Expedition (other than team
members). You may give out your e-mail or P.O. Box if you choose.
Do Not Make Any Promises – period! Even if they seem simple
(ie. I’ll send you a copy of this picture). If necessary simply say, “We are
not allowed to make any promises”. A surprise is much better than a
broken or forgotten promise.