Friday, July 24, 2009

Where Has The Time Gone?

The answer of that question is MINISTRY!

Wow things have been very busy here in North Iowa. First we held our Vacation Bible School at our church. It was a very good week and the children seemed to have a great time! VBS is one of the greatest times of ministry in our church.

The week following VBS was Junior High Camp at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp where I served as the boys dean. We again had a great week with Jason Blunk as our evening speaker and Pastor Tim Moore as the morning speaker.

Springboard is a special "camp with in a camp" for 8th graders as they prepare to enter high school. We had about 120 teens that walked through a different morning schedule with the goal of better preparing them for the pressures of high school. Considering the testimonies the kids really found the week profitable.

After Jr. High Camp was Family Camp #3 and that brings us to this past week! FC #3 had Pastor Bruce Thompson in the mornings and Chuck DeCleene in the evenings. Very challenging messages and many decisions were made by the family campers.

One of the best surprises was that my brother Roger, my mom and my aunt Ruth all came up for lunch on Monday! My brother was up from Florida for a high school reunion and the entire family got together on Sunday for a huge cookout that because of my responsibilities I was unable to attend. Roger called Sunday evening and said that he didn't travel all this way without getting to see his favorite younger brother (only younger brother)! We had a great visit, tour of the camp and a very good lunch.

Been a great three weeks - very busy - but VERY rewarding!!!!

More to come!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I found with my own eyes, you are truly my little brother! Amazing job!

Big Bro