SUMMER SURGE POSTS ARE GUESTS POSTS BY A WOODSTOCKHSM VOLUNTEER
It has been amazing how God has heard all the prayer concerning the weather for this camp. The storm came through during the middle of the night and we woke to a light rain that was gone by the end of our morning worship service. We are all praising God!
Since it was raining our students were not able to have their quiet times on the beach but they all found a spot of their own to get along with God this morning. The devotion focused on assurance of salvation and they read through I John 2. They were asked to take a deep look at their behavior and attitude toward the things of God and to pray for that the Holy Spirit would give them confirmation in this area or it encouraged them to ask godly counsel. We pray that this one week will allow some of the students to begin the habit of seeking God through His word daily.
During the morning worship service Bryan Bailey continued to examine the church of Ephesus and all that Jesus had to say about them. We read in Revelation 2 about all the things the church had done right and all they had done wrong. In spite of all that the church was doing right Jesus called them out for abandoning their first love, Jesus. He also read I Corinthians 13:1-3 and encouraged the students that even if we have all the accolades and money this world has to offer but we don’t have love we have nothing!! He closed by challenging the students to keep pursuing Christ!
It was relay time today during recreation. The students were divided up within their teams and they all participated in the relay that went from the pool, to the field and ended on the beach with all the teams in the ocean! The kids play their hearts out and truly love the competition.
Our students have really enjoyed Clayton King, our camp speaker for the week. His sense of humor and honest in the messages allow the students to connect with him.
Tonight’s message was on Life or Death from John 10:1-8. He clearly explained that Satan desire to destroy us because we look like God, we were made in His image and we are hopeless and defenseless on our own. But thankfully someone died to save and protect us and that someone is Jesus! During the invitation he asked the students what they need rescuing from. We are praising the Lord for 10 salvation decisions tonight.
The late night session was a concert by Jake Holman and then some worship time with Jake and the Epicenter band. The students are passionate about singing and worshiping the Lord, it is an awesome thing to watch! Our leadership surprised our students with 75 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts tonight! It was a lot of students but don’t worry, they were all devoured!!
Here are some specific to pray for:
- Students will form a habit for studying God’s word daily
- Service projects that students will do on Thursday
- Strength to finish the week strong