As we reach the midway point in youth summer activities we have already been witness to the blessings of God on the ministry here. As I write this, I am thinking back over the past two weeks of June, filled to the brim with opportunities to witness and join in God's mission to even "the least of these."
Several of our youth had the opportunity to serve at Camp Hawkins and experience the incredible blessing of ministering to the campers over the course of several days. It is my firm belief that this camp was a greater blessing to us than it was to them.
Experiencing the satisfaction of Christ as we engaged in His call to be faithful to serve others will leave a lasting impression on each of us.
Not only were we able to see God at work through Camp Hawkins, several of our youth had the opportunity to serve and attend our VBS activities. It was an incredible week of learning, worship, and growth together!
July looks to prove no different. As we look toward the second half of our summer calendar, we find ourselves nearing Mission Fuge Camp. The opportunities to serve, worship, learn and grow in Christ will be manifold, and a few slots remain open for any who can slide in by July 3.
That said, I do want to mention an opportunity that will be coming in early August called the "Pray for Me Campaign" in which we will be calling the church to make a commitment to pray for specific youth over the course of the coming year. It is our hope to pair each of our students with adults from three different generations who will be their prayer partners through the 2016-17 school year. A prayer guide will be provided, and this will be an encouragement for all the generations of the church. I would ask that you prayerfully begin considering whether you can join us on this incredible journey. Not only will our fellowship with one another be strengthened, but our fellowship and enjoyment of Christ will be as well.
Soli Deo Gloria!