This week Leah Hobbs and her family came from Springhill Baptist Church and shared all about the great things of Jesus. Leah was led to use a nautical theme which is very appropriate for the placing of our Camp. Leah shared about how Jesus can calm the storms in our lives and that He is always there with us as He was with the disciples in the boat. She also shared about how He is the Lighthouse that we need to guide us and to bring us safe to shore in regards to our salvation.
As in past weeks we had a visitor and this time it was YoYo the clown from the Parrsboro area. YoYo stayed with us the whole day and at the end of the day shared with the campers how it is Jesus who changes our lives. She demonstrated this by showing how a simple balloon can change its shape and be made into something different.
On Thursday we had a very heavy rain storm come and bless our Camp. As the rain began to fall during our lunch, the staff and campers one by one ventured outside and God gave us His own version of a ‘slip and slide’. By all accounts it was for the campers but also for the staff one of the best days of the summer! I will try and get Daniel to upload the video of this on our Facebook page in short time so you can see the fun they had.
We are in a stretch now of our three biggest camps of the summer. This past week we had 60 and starting this Sunday we will have 70 Campers and our last camp of the summer is looking at well over 60 again. This would not happen if it were not for people who understand the value of this great mission right here in our backyards. Lives are being changed because of how the Spirit is moving. Where else would there be so many new citizens to the Kingdom of God? Oh did I fail to mention 24 young hearts accepted Jesus Christ as Savior this past week with at least 2 rededications!!!!!!
Philippians 4:8 says this; ‘And now , dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable, think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.’ It is my prayer that we fix our minds on the things and places that God is leading us to and that we will praise Him for all that He is doing, in our lives and in the lives of these children that He sends to us.
P.S. A footnote to last week (Challenge Week) we were also blessed as Randy Stanton and his wife Heather came to visit us and bring a blessing from Canadian Baptist Ministries. Everyone enjoyed having them with us!
Please be in prayer for all of us this week as this camp will be the biggest ever at Pagweak. Many of the campers this coming week are returning from previous years so certainly prayer for salvation but also pray that many will have a desire in their hearts to go deeper with Jesus! Pray for our staff to continue to have the energy that they show each week they are certainly a blessing.