Friday, May 24, 2013

Rise: Galveston Student Camp 2013

This summer FBC Bremond, where I serve as the Minister to Families, will host its second Galveston Student Camp June 10-14.

This year we will be taking 21 students from the surrounding area. I did some thinking, most of these students come from broken homes: divorce, abuse, drugs, alcoholism, many never see  the other parent and some parents are in jail. 

Our students desperately need stability in Christ and His body (the church). It hurts my heart, but to know and point these students to our heavenly Father is what we get a chance to do, is comforting! What a compliment. God has entrusted us with a big job, but with Him nothing is impossible. 

As God heals these students, guides these students and they find freedom in Him, please continue to pray for these 21 students.

Our focus is to Rise (in and through Christ). Rise based on Isaiah 58:12, "And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in," that each student would rise to Christ, above the fog we know as life/the world and to become those who begin to spread the name of Jesus. The wall is not beyond repair and as we equip this young people to go and make disciples, you and I are also restoring/drawing others to Christ (repairing the breach). What an amazing task that He has called you and I to and we are all up in the middle of it! Are you ready to rise?

May we continue to not lose sight of what God has given us a chance to do in our community, county, state, nation and world. Love God. Love others. Those two commands, Jesus sums up all the law. Are you doing both today?

Be encouraged and know that He is taking care of it all! He goes before us and we put our trust in Christ alone.


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