Thank God!

When God reminds you of things over and over again, Thank Him for His persistent patience to perfect you in a given area. He never tires of seeking to make us into the image of Christ and at times this requires chiseling away at the same stoney heart day after day. But one thing is for sure, He who began a good work in you will perfect it. Philippians 1:6 #vision2hear #nvcnextgen #lifecoach #mentor #discipleship

Don’t Compromise

Sometimes we are tempted to compromise. Thoughts, decisions, choices and activities need to be weighed against what we feel called to and what we sense our whole life is about. Ultimately, we exist to serve and honor God. Don’t surrender what you want for your life for what you may want for a moment. Feelings fade quickly. Some consequences last forever. #praybeforeyouact #considertheconsequences

Garden City Camp with Unity Baptist Church

Many years ago I was working at Teen Valley Ranch in Plumtree, NC (www.tvr.org) and I met my friend Matt Munday, who is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Crouse, NC. Their church invited us a couple of years ago to assist with VBS and we had an incredible time. This year they invited us to come and assist with their summer camp, which was a great time also!

We stayed at Garden City Chapel, just outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. The facility was nice and close to the ocean. There was plenty of space to move about and the weather for the most part was great! Rene (my intern from El Salvador) and I planned games, led worship and I spoke to the students for the week. The theme was “Diving In” since we were at the beach of course 🙂

During the week we did typical camp games but there were a couple of very special moments. One of those moments was when a young girl put her faith in Christ. This is obviously the whole reason we do these type of things.The second was when one of the boys wanted to be baptized in the ocean. It was a great honor to be able to do that!

Even though the remnants of a hurricane blew through on our last full day, everyone still had an awesome time to remember. At the end of the camp, my challenge to the students were to be the ones who would be willing to be the real deal at home and school this year. All of them took the challenge and I am excited to see how that is lived out this year for them back home. Keep Unity Baptist Church in your prayers as they Dive Into all that God has awaiting them!

Watch a short video here from our awesome week of camp!