Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pray for Camp

We had a great mini vacation last week. We went camping at Forlorn Lakes, just west of Trout Lake. It was cold and damp but we had a relaxing time with friends. Then Butch and I made a quick turn around and headed north where we attended a Celebration of Life for his great aunt. It was a nice service and a chance to meet a lot of the family I had never met before.

Sunday was a fun day. We drove to McCleary for church for a surprise visit with friends and fellow Village Missionaries, Joe and Karla Beard. While we missed the chance to visit with our Lake Tapps family, it was nice to visit with Joe and Karla. We had lunch at the Rusty Tractor in Elma, it's probably been 30+ years since I've eaten there J Butch was brave and tried a Yak burger; I was not so brave and had a French Dip!

This week we have been gearing up for camp. I pretty much have all the planning finished for the kitchen, so we will be well fed! We are short on staff so please pray with us that the staffing needs would be met. We are trusting God to supply the staff we need for a memorable camp that will impact the lives of the kids who come. We are taking 17 Junior campers and 12 Teen campers. I continue to be in awe of how God is working in the lives of the kids and families in Glenwood. First He brought 41 kids to VBS, and now we are taking 29 to camp. Yay God!

As we finish our camp prep, please pray for the staffing needs. Also pray for the kids who will attend, that God would reach them where they are at and that we can effectively share the love of Jesus with them.

We thank God for each of you. "Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now." Philippians 1:3-5

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Serving Him Together,

Pastor Butch & Jennifer, Grady, Spencer and Becca

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