We’re almost a full 24 hours into camp 2 at this point! The turnaround to get ready for a second camp is pretty difficult logistically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually speaking. That is one of my first prayer requests for you, that our leadership and staff would be focused on the Lord and consistent in their attention to detail and responsibility this week. Some of our staff also worked week one and are a little tired, other staff members are maybe here for their first time and are a little nervous, so pray for us!
The students at this camp are a little younger and look a little more anxious than the campers last week. You could really tell it at the first worship service last night as they were hesitant to plug in completely in worship and slow to respond to Kay as she brought the message.
Our main sessions will be similar to camp one unless the Holy Spirit leads in a different direction, which definitely happens at many camps. Last night, Kay again challenged the students to examine whose kingdom they were living for, God’s or their own. She spoke at length from a movie called For Greater Glory about the events surrounding the Christeros War in 1920’s Mexico and a young man who was transformed and ultimately made a great sacrifice for his faith during that time. The message was simple and powerful and applies to all ages, all walks of life. There is no doubt that this message and the question in it will be resonating in the hearts and minds of the students this week as they wrestle with the answer.
Although the students were hesitant last night in worship, most of our counselors felt that the team times were fruitful. We’re stressing the importance of engaging the students in smaller groups early in camp so that they know they are cared for and we’re praying that they build relationships with other campers quickly. Relationships are so important in this camp, and the lack of relationship is a stumbling block to some students early on in the process.
Please pray for:
- Our first time of discussion tonight at 6:45
- That the students will not be held back by ANY anxiety or fear
- Protection – both physically and spiritually
- Salvation for any who don’t know Christ
Your prayers are a blessing to us! We felt God work through them at camp one, so please don’t relax now!