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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Missions Camp: A Review

"Awesome week!"
"I can't stop thinking about it".
"What a wonderful time I had.....".

These are just some of the comments I received about our missions camp held last week.  None of the campers had been to our center before, so nobody knew what to expect.  But it wasn't long until the proverbial ice was broken, and we were on our way to a most satisfying week.  

Not everything I attempt in ministry goes well, but this missions camp came together beautifully.  The teaching was challenging, the fellowship was sweet, and the ministry projects were a great fit for those doing them.  We were able to introduce folks to local ministries, and more than once I heard someone say that these newly formed relationships would continue.

I also learned that my 50 year old body is not well suited for 14-hour days.  But it was a "good tired", if there is such a thing.  In any case, I can tell you that it's been many moons since I've had a week as gratifying as this one.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wherever He Leads?

"The number one barrier to college students going to reach the lost overseas is Christian parents". Brian Zunigha; Lesson 5, Perspectives On The World Christian Movement           

Monday, June 10, 2013

At Long Last

Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.  Psalms 96:2, 3

After many months of planning, our world missions camp finally began last night.  Your humble servant taught on the glory of God, and of God's heart for the nations.  Then, after a session on "Worldview" this morning, we began our ministry projects.  I've made my way around to all of them to have a look, and everyone is enthusiastic and working hard.

As it turns out, all of the aforementioned projects involve "helping the helpers".  In other words, our projects are geared toward helping, in some way or another, a local ministry that is on the front lines week in and week out.  They are often understaffed, and always underfunded, so they are glad to see us.  In fact, this morning one of the ladies we are helping cried as she thanked us for coming out.  While I'm not looking for thanks, it's nice to know we are lightening the load of those who spend so much of their time helping others.