Back from camp refreshed....
The Lord gave us a great time away at camp. I feel as if we were gone for one really long good day as it is all a blur. We left Thursday morning just before 6:00 AM and got back last night after 9:00 PM. We had good weather, good health, good fellowship, good food, - so praise the Lord for His many blessings. Tonight in our evening service we are going to share some testimonies of what God did in our hearts the last few days.
We had a first time visitor today. We have had an adult visitor (different ones) for each of the last three Sunday mornings. If you have been praying specifically about that - thank you. God is at work - please keep praying. I anticipate at least two of them continuing to come and I hope we'll see the third again.
I preached this morning on "Truth to Turn us to God" from Joel 2:12-13. Joel gives a great outline of what God means when he tells us to repent. There was a good spirit in the service even though it was a straight forward message from that passage. We need some heavy hitting truth to get us where God wants us to be. I'd appreciate your prayers for my preaching that God will help me to speak as He wants me to speak. Thank you for praying with us for God's blessing. God is good. (Below is a picture from our devotion time yesterday morning. In the background is a monastery near the property where we had men's camp.) Please pray for Bernard (on right) and violet. Their fifty one year old daughter died of a heart attack a few weeks ago. They have demonstrated the great grace of God but I'm sure they would appreciate your prayers.