Returning to Normal

I know most of you were able to celebrate Preteen and Student Camps as we shared our experiences during worship Sunday. We made our ten-hour trek to Windermere Conference Center in Missouri early Monday morning. We hit the ground running between check-in, games, dinner, worship, church group time, and lights out. Throughout the week, we learned who the I AM is. There is not a list to follow in religion (works based faith), but Truth is a person: Jesus Christ. We were challenged to know God and His love as we grow in our relationship with Him. This growth is genuine faith, and genuine faith has two parts: obedience to Jesus and love for the people of God.

The work ethic the students showed as we served Share the Harvest Food Pantry and Thrift Store was amazing. We cleaned and organized the thrift store. We restocked the shelves in the food pantry and worked in the warehouse. We shoveled mulch, picked vegetables, cut and cleaned spices to be dehydrated to sell. As we returned on Friday, students and leaders were processing each lesson and how to live for Christ. I’m looking forward to what God will do in the lives of leaders, students, and their families as a result of camp. 

Thank you to each of you who donated money, time, and supplies for us to go to camp. Thank you, Alyssa Cavitt, Paul Cavitt, and Sharon Nyoni, for taking time from your busy schedules to pour into the lives of our students. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who spent countless hours to raise funds for camp. Thank you to Lisa Nanney, and the host of people who made snack bags for us to eat on the way to camp, while we were there, and on the way home. We are blessed by our SHBC family! Please pray with me as our students settle back into “normal” schedules. I love these students, and I’m so thankful I was able to connect with them more this past week.