Sunday, August 30, 2009

Looking back at August

English Evangelistic Family Camp:
Thank you so much for all your prayers! The Lord has blessed us with many families that came to the family camp. It is wonderful to witness the Lord answer prayers. Some of the families dropped out shortly before the camp started, but we did not have a shortage of people by no means.
Campers came with different agendas as well. One family who came said that they had brought a bottle of cognac with them so they could enjoy their time at camp better. But through out the camp the Lord used the team and the believers at camp to reveal Himself to the unbelievers. We had a few people from Russia at this camp: a lady from St. Petersburg with her son (both believers) and an unbeliever friend, and another young lady, an unbeliever, from Tver area Russia (not very far from Moscow). These two unbelievers made a commitment to follow Christ at the end of the camp. The older lady from Russia was a great help. She was on fire to share the Lord’s message of the Cross, and she would also help the campers understand. She was so excited about the work that the Lord has done at camp, that she wants to bring more families from Russia next year, or even have camps like that in Russia. It was interesting to see who the Lord brought to camp to accomplish His work. He is an amazing God! Watching the team and the local believers serve at camp I was reminded of John 13:34-35 :
"A new commandment I give unto you, that you would love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another . By this shall men know hat you are my disciples, if you have love one to another."
We saw only three people respond to the message of the Gospel at camp. But many more said that they still needed more information. So, they keep coming to our events and we try to set up meetings with them to help them find those answers to their questions and we are praying for them to trust their lives to Christ. Would you please join us in praying for them?

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