I recently spoke at a nearby camp in PA; once to the day campers then 1 1/2 weeks later to the overnight campers. Both times I had Opie along with me. For the overnight kids I dressed Opie in his frog costume again and we talked about Judas and pretending to be something you are not. I was told after the chapel time that a camper had trusted Jesus the night before. When her counselor commented that she thought she had already trusted Jesus the girl replied, "I was just pretending". The camp staff relating this to me said that my lesson was a great reinforcement for this young camper.
In just a few more days I will be part of a 20 member missions team from my home church heading to KY! We are going to work as volunteers at the Creation Museum. We have a great team of teens and adults and we are all excited about the opportunities ahead of us. We will be driving out on Sunday and coming back home on Friday. Please pray for this trip - safety, team unity, ability to deal with anything unexpected, etc.! At this point we don't know if internet access will be available. If you don't hear from me in the next week, you will know we don't have access. Otherwise I'll keep you informed on the trip.
I've also received an invitation to work with a church near Portland, OR toward the end of August or into September. This is in the first planning stages at this point but obviously plans need to be solidified soon since they want me out there soon! Please pray for all the details to be worked out and that this will be a great time of ministry to help build up their new AWANA program at the church.
Thank you for your continued prayer and interest in my ministry! I will keep you posted as I am able.