Saturday, 3 July 2010

Our God is a great big God...

Well, camp was an amazing time in which God was ever present! The total of kids becoming Christians was about SIXTEEN. Just amazing and so humbling for us. Some of them have no Christian connection so we're very aware sometimes that this might be all they get.

Each night four of us leaders did a question and prayer session with the girls in our dorm. At the beginning we asked around, were they a Christian, and we got some "don't-know's". It was amazing how often those kids who didn't know asked so many questions over these nights, until at the last we prayed round they ALL piped up and then one who'd been a "don't-know" quietly said "I prayed the prayer". We were all cheering for her and prayed round again for her, and we were all crying! And for me, it's a big deal since I almost never cry so God was totally there. He really was.

Something else I'd like to share: some kids came through the kids' club thing our small church runs and again the responsibility on us there is HUGE. That is all they're usually getting as to hearing about Jesus and I've felt ever since I became a Christian that this church doesn't do Him justice and HOW can someone be saved through this? I've been feeling like someone needs to do something for ages and then read this portion of scripture in Jeremiah which really encouraged me! And btw, I'm not one who regularly reads my Bible, other than my study notes, it's just what came up!

"The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew [a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

"Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child."
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.

Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth."

So I would say it's all worth it! Ok, from camp you do come home with lack of sleep and sun burns, but it's definitely worth that.

Here is a song we learned which made me cry a few times.

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