We had a blast on the trip to Jelly Stone Park. This was a great trip in many ways. One is that we had a wonderful time fellow-shipping with each other. There is something about roughing it that brings people together. We had a couple storms while sleeping in the tents. We had a couple tents flood, but never once did anyone complain. The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit. We played games, handed out Bibles and tracts. It was amazing to see how God worked through us during this trip. Everyone has a story to tell about how God worked in and through them during their stay in Jelly Stone.
We had service twice a day where we did skits, worship the Lord through singing, presented the gospel through preaching the Word, and showed the love of Christ by making crafts with the children. At first the attendance of people in the park was few, but there were people walking all around the park that could hear us singing and preaching the Word. As the week progressed though, we began to have larger crowds. Yesterday there were 15 guest at the morning service. To GOD be the Glory!!!!
However, I must give thanks to Rhonda for all the hard work she put into this trip. She literally planned and put together the whole trip. I also want to thank Carol for putting together all of the crafts that we did with the children in the park. And I want to thank the church for all the donations and prayers that made this trip possible. It was really a great trip.
It was awesome seeing the young people hand out Bibles and go up to campers inviting them to the services. We really have a great group of young people. Matt & Melanie are doing a great job teaching and leading the youth to live for Christ. Their tent flooded one night soaking all their clothes. Melanie picked up her makeup bag and poured 2 cups of water out, but neither one of them were upset about it. They made jokes and laughed about it. A great example to everyone. Thanks Matt and Melanie for all you do.
I put a new page on the website titled “pictures”. Just let your mouse hover over the picture tab and camping trip will appear. Just click on camping trip and you will see some of the pictures of our camping trip. I want to thank Sonia who worked a couple hours figuring out how, and then uploading the pictures on the website.
1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.