Friday, July 13, 2012

Our God is an Awesome God

July 9-11 was long anticipated. For months, the Arts & Sports Camp team met, prayed, and planned. The news of the upcoming camp was spread through various means, supplies were purchased, and every activity of the camp was staffed. We tried to be sure no rock was left unturned.

July 9-11 arrived. It was met with much enthusiasm. Much energy. Much joy and excitement. We sang, we heard Truth from God's word, we learned Scripture, we gave an offering for the Name of Christ to be spread, we played various sports, we participated in various arts. Teachers, coaches, helpers - ALL played a vital role in carrying out the plans given to us by our Father. We took part in His work. His amazing work.

We saw the end of Arts & Sports Camp seemingly minutes after it began. But not before many hugs were given, many smiles reflected, many high-fives received, many praises sung, many prayers heard, many seeds planted and watered. God graciously allowed us to experience Him at work in the lives of little children. He chose for each one to be at our Arts & Sports Camp. He chose us to be there, too. Amazing. Humbling. Encouraging.

July 9-11 was a small drop in the bucket of His plan for His Kingdom. Yet it is an important drop. His Word does not return to Him void. Not ever. And His word was proclaimed. His love shown. His Truth experienced. What an amazing God we serve. The King of the universe calls us to be a part of His eternal plan.

Thank you. Each one who worked in any capacity of Arts & Sports Camp 2012. You saw an opportunity to be part of God's work around you. And you jumped in. You gave of yourself for an eternal purpose. You are an encouragement. A blessing. You are much appreciated.

Looking forward to what the Lord has in store for 2013...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Great Time

We are having a wonderful week at Arts & Sports Camp!! Truth is being proclaimed, Scripture is being learned, praises are being sung, and everyone is having a super time! I thank God for allowing us to enjoy Him as we learn more of Him, growing our love deeper. His Word never returns to Him void!!

Tomorrow night, July 11, at 6:30 in the gym at St Joe, will be Family Night. The children from drama, dance, music, and cheerleading will perform; awards will be presented to our young athletes, and the gospel will be presented. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!! And stay for the Ice Cream Social immediately following!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


 You are invited!

I. Join us in prayer

  1. For the campers: That God will prepare their hearts, providing good soil on which His Word may fall; safety.

   2. For the workers: That we will grow deeper in our love for God and knowledge of Him; safety; wisdom, discernment, and clarity in leading.

   3. For the overall camp: That every aspect of it would glorify our Lord and lift high the name of Christ; for cooler temperatures and no rain during camp hours.

Prayer for ASC:
“And this is my prayer: that your love my abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, that you will be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God.”  
Phil 1:9-11

II. Join us for Family Night in the gym and 
Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria
Wednesday, July 11, at 6:30

The children will perform some of what they have learned; the gospel will be 
presented to many unchurched families.

Please consider joining us and welcoming our guests!!