It is hard to believe it’s been almost a year since we were approved by the board of Camp Barakel to become Resident Missionary Staff Appointees. About 10 months ago we mailed our first prayer letter asking you to prayerfully consider joining our prayer and financial support teams. Since then God has provided commitments for 62% of our needed support. We praise God for this and thank you who have committed to pray for us and you who have committed to join our support team. [Read more…] about Almost A Year!
For believers in Jesus Christ Resurrection Sunday is a call to live in light of the promises of God.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, -John 11:25
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. -1 Thessalonians 4:14
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” -John 6:40
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. -Romans 8:11
And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. -1 Corinthians 6:14
Last week we stayed with friends while attending a Bible Conference. Their house was unfamiliar. I turned off the light before leaving the bathroom, stepped into darkness and turned left. I was expecting there to be a light on at the end of the hallway, like it was a few minutes earlier. But there was only darkness. Figuring the lights had been turned off I took a step into what was supposed to be the hallway and bumped face first into a closed closet door. Realizing my mistake (I’m quick like that), I took a step to the right and saw the faint light I needed to find the bedroom. Lesson learned.
Life can be like that too. But I’m grateful I have Jesus to guide me. I’ve tried life without His help and that doesn’t go well. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). I hope this finds you walking in the light "as He is in the light" (1 John 1:7).
P.S. Our family is preparing to join the Resident Missionary Staff at Camp Barakel. Will you pray for us? We’re praising God that He has provided 54% of our needed support commitments. If you’re interested in joining our prayer team or supporting us financially, please contact us.
My brother Ken is a Pastor in Taylor Michigan and has a strategy for nudging people toward Christ. I like it. It’s what I want for my life, our family and for our church family.
We praise God for early progress in the support raising process to join the resident missionary staff at Camp Barakel. We’re at 10.5%.
Summer has been full. I’ve been able to make two round trips from camp on the semi and the buses. Each week of summer camp, buses and the luggage semi make a trip from Barakel returning campers to their families at stops along the way going as far south as Marshall, Michigan. The buses and semi reverse the route the next day gathering excited campers for another week of camp. [Read more…] about Summer Speeds Along
We’re excited to share some big news with you about our family. In mid April the Board of Camp Barakel, located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan, met and approved us as missionary appointees to join the full time staff of Camp Barakel.
We’ve been praying for God’s leading for some time about whether the Lord would have us join the full-time resident missionary staff of Camp Barakel. God has opened many doors and has given us the opportunity and clear direction. Our hope is that we will be fully supported and ready to move to Camp Barakel by March 1, 2017.