Prayer circles. Coffee shops. Conversations. Late nights. Worship music. Altar times. Changed lives.
I feel like I’m living the book of Acts each summer of ministry. It’s awesome to be connected to people in kingdom ministry. It’s amazing to spend so much time in worship, study, prayer and serving. And I love seeing the church in action on so many fronts.
Summer camp is one great vehicle for ministry to students. And I’m grateful for the opportunity to invest time each summer serving through Harvest Ministry.
Here’s a recap of some of the work from the last few weeks:
We’ve spent a couple weeks leading camps at Beulah. The number of students has been amazing. I think the first week, during Beulah Bible Camp there were approximately 160 people on the grounds and there were about 25 kids who walked on to register that day. The Jr. High Camp at Beulah more than doubled in attendance this year. The speakers for the events were all great! Thanks to Steven, Tim, Luan, and Anita for sharing during the camps. We praise the Lord for and continue to pray for the students who gave their lives to Christ and are continually growing in faith.
Also a huge thanks to the directors and leaders for the weeks at Beulah! Great leadership, programming and organization. Thanks for your work.
You can’t cram spiritual maturity and camp is one way to invest a chunk of time each of a student’s growing up years in building into their faith journeys and relationship with Christ! Pastors and Parents: Church camp needs to be a priority.
Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Stephen De Jong, James Deming, and Blake Stahlhut. A special welcome to Stephen who joined us for this month! Stephen is from Alma, MI and we are glad to have him serving with Harvest.
The Summer Family Adventure Camp was awesome. Though the Harvest group doesn’t attend this event with me, I always enjoy taking our family and leading music for this event. We have been up there about seven years and this year was awesome! Thanks to Sandra and the team for leading. And thanks for the invitation to serve in ministry with you.
Here are some of the songs we have been singing this summer:
Deep Cries Out, Oh Our Lord, All The People Said Amen, Holy Spirit, Good Good Father, Spirit Of The Living God, Meet With Me, Ever Be, Fierce,
Some of the kids songs have been: Pharaoh Pharaoh, Higha Higha, Walk With You, Word, Happy Day, Bananas United, Kumalata, Whose Side, Cross Clap, and others.