Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Camp Report

We showed up to camp on Thurs. morning to rain. But, the rain did not dampen our spirits. We were glad to be back at camp after about 6 years of not attending. Everyone else seemed to be excited as well. As the day rounded out I ended up have 4 boys under my care, with my brother Jeremiah as my staff in training assistant. My boys ages were 8,9,10,& 11. By the end of the first night we had determined that one of my boys had arrived at camp with ring worm. The Spirit was there from the very first service. The second day was filled with the normal camp stuff. Classes, food, fun time, swimming, and church. In Friday night's service, the Spirit began moving very early, during the song service. On Friday and Sat. nights we never got to our planned after church activities. Friday night right next to the chapel a softball game was going on. Some were worried that they would be a disruption to service, but I can't recall ever hearing them. In fact, those that were still there, were probably more disrupted when the Spirit hit Bro. Anthony and he took off running out the door. I felt the Spirit telling me that we needed to pray for the boy that had ringworm, so I went to him and asked if he would like to be prayed for. I believe I asked him if he believed that Jesus could heal him as well. We prayed for him and it was all I could do not to rip his bandage off. After we prayed for him, he went back to the camp nurse and said "when we take this band-aid off the ringworm will be gone because Jesus healed me right?"(paraphrased) He was completely trusting Jesus that He had healed him. The next day while swimming, his bandage came off and I got a look at his neck. The ringworm was almost completely gone!! You could still see the mark, but it was greatly reduced and looked like it was new skin healing up. Thank the Lord for His healing power. Sat. night the service was wonderful. There were several that did not leave the chapel until 2:00 a.m. The Holy Ghost was moving and working in a mighty way. Sunday we finished off things with a baptismal service. I can't recall exactly home many we baptized but, I believe three of my boys were baptized. Two of them claimed getting saved at camp. Camp was a wonderful time of rejoicing in the Spirit as well as getting to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in the Lord. This is just the tip of the iceberg of all that happened at camp, but only time will tell all the blessings the Lord poured out. We are looking forward to next year.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wonderful Camp!

We just returned back Sunday from a wonderful Spirit filled Youth Camp. The Holy Ghost came down in mighty ways repeatedly. A number of the children professed salvation and were baptized as well. One of the campers in my cabin was healed as well. I will post something more detailed later concerning the camp, but I was blessed tremendously.