Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Camp Sandy Cove West Virginia

I've been living at Camp Sandy Cove in the hills of West Virginia for the past few months, working as the unit director for the 12-16 year old kids of camp. This has been a joyful, wonderful, challenging and fulfilling ministry. We have camp from Sunday to Sunday every week of summer, and every week has a program full of spiritual enriching time at chapel (where I get to preach three times a week), at cabin Bible studies and at devotions every day.
Every single week of camp we have seen kids who were initially resistant to the Gospel, give their hearts to Christ by the end of the week.

This has been such a fruitful time for the kingdom of God. I've seen God working in the staff in deep and profound ways, as well as in all the kids that have been here so far. For myself I've had to really press into God's word because I'm preparing two bible studies and three chapel messages a week. It's been really challenging for Becca and I because we don't see each other much during the week, I only have one day off a week so even when I do see her it's brief. She works full time as a care taker for her aunt with brain cancer back in Woodbridge Virginia, about 2 hours away.

As challenging as it might be being here, I wouldn't trade it for the world. God is working powerfully and I know I'm exactly where he wants me. This has been an invaluable experience of growth and maturity in my life.

Thank you all for your prayers and support, God is answering.

Shalom ~Paul