Working as the Youth Pastor at Camp is always wonderful, and this year was no different.
I’ll do my best to share what happened so you can be a part of the amazing ways God moved.
You’d think that at a “Christian Camp,” we’d get kids that “have it all together.”
That’s not the case at all!
About 1/3 of the kids come from homes where they do not attend church. For them, this week at camp is all they get for learning about who God is, who God says they are, their need for salvation, and how to become a child of God.
Many of the kids, and teen staff, shared with me about their broken homes, the hurts of divorce, and abuse.
As Youth Pastor, it is my privilege to preach 11 times each week:
- A 5-Day Series on “The Gospel Through Creation,”
- A 5-Day Series on “The Ministry Years of Jesus,”
- A stand-alone evangelistic Bible message to close out the week.
These messages are very powerful because they’re right from the Scriptures. I believe that kids are very intelligent and can understand Theology if it is explained to them, and that was definitely the case this summer. So many kids reacted so positively to the Word of God and the Gospel Proclamation!
Over 125 kids attended camp the two weeks I Pastored there.
A number of kids publicly testified to repenting of their sin and trusting in Jesus as their Savior! Praise God!
Many more confessed to not living the Christian life they should and committed to turning from idols in their lives. Please keep these new brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers, and let’s praise God for the tremendous work He’s done!!!
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1)
God’s Word is powerful because God is powerful!!!
If you want to see what one of the Bible messages looks like for yourself, and you have a spare 49 minutes, please feel free to watch “You Must Be Born Again.”
Here is the “Before and After” photos for that message:
I have some photos that will also show how God moved at camp this summer. I pray you enjoy these…
I really do believe that kids are smart and can understand good Theology. Below are “Before” and “After” photos from BOTH of the 5-Part-Series I taught, with descriptions of each one. Feel free to check them out to get a feel for what the kids learned.
The Gospel Through Creation
The Ministry Years of Jesus
If you want to watch the videos from “The Ministry Years of Jesus,” they are all available at: http://luke-15.org/2015/08/new-5-part-series-the-ministry-years-of-jesus/.
I hope this post has encouraged you. God is working in the next generation!!!
Thank you for your partnership, prayers, and financial support, without which we could not be reaching the lost for Jesus Christ!!!
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all for Jesus,
Mark (and family)