Dear Praying Friend,
We hand an outstanding first week of the summer. It was exciting
to see the campers enjoying the Lakeglide after our long wait to have
it functional on the property. In addition to all the fun games,
we had some other special events for the campers. A friend of the
camp, Joe Latrell, has offered to come each week of teen and junior
camp and explain a bit about rocketry and launch a six-foot
rocket. The campers really enjoyed seeing the big rocket launched
750 feet into the sky. We also had a staff parade this year and
it was great fun for the campers and staff.
The real joy of camp was watching campers make life changing
decisions. It was super exciting see a young man receive Christ
on Tuesday night. It seemed that each night the evangelist touched on
an area of his life that needed changes. One night when he came
out during the invitation, he told the counselor that he needed to be
baptized. When he was asked why he wanted to be baptized, he
simply said "because the Bible says so and I want to do what the
Bible says." There were also several issues in his life that
he addressed after he received Christ.
One young man came with significant struggles in his life. It was
super neat to see the change in his spirit throughout the week.
By Saturday morning, he was paying rapt attention and feverously taking
notes. This morning (Sunday), he met with his pastor for some
discipleship and accountability.
Another girl shared at the Friday testimony time that she was so far
from the Lord that she didn’t want to dress like a Christian or do
anything that would identify her as a Christian. She also shared
the strained relationship with her parents. It was thrilling to
hear her desire to get things right in her life. The following is part
of a text that we received from her dad on Saturday night. “I am
praising God for the work He is doing in _________ heart! She
made some good decisions this week and is asking for help from her
mother and I to keep them! God is so good!
Many other stories could be told. One about a teen that received
assurance of her salvation, or a godly young lady that took another
spiritual step, or another young man the committed to spending time
everyday having his devotions. The stories could go on and on but
let me simply say “to God be the glory, great things He is doing.”
Tomorrow (Monday), we are looking forward to the arrival 54 energetic
juniors. Please pray with us that God would do His work in the
hearts of these young people.
Because of Christ,