This week has been incredible! God has been moving in many different ways in the New Frontiers and TST campers. From activities, to Bible studies, to worship, and simple group hang outs, campers have been growing in fellowship with one another and in their walks with Jesus!
Last night at campfire, campers heard about the Gospel and how this impacts their life. They heard that even though sin entered a perfect world and caused destruction, God lovingly sent Jesus to the earth. Jesus was completely man, but pure and sinless. He identified with humans and grew relationally with them. Jesus was put on the cross and died even though he had never sinned.
The beauty of the Gospel is that this is not where the story ends!! Jesus rose again three days later, showing that nothing could stop him—not even death! The grave could not hold him in. How miraculous! Jesus’ death on the cross demonstrated his power to overcome all sin!
How does apply to our lives today and your campers’ lives? God promises us eternal life when we believe the Gospel and accept Jesus in our hearts. In the Gospel of John, it says:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”
Jesus frees us from any chains that sin has on us and offers us forgiveness for these sins. We can live in freedom from sin when we surrender our lives to Jesus.
Last night, your campers had the opportunity to choose Jesus and to transform their lives. Seeing campers come to know God and accept Jesus is one of the most pure, beautiful, and astounding things that I have ever witnessed in my entire life. At whatever step of your camper’s faith journey he or she may be on, God has been revealing himself to your campers in new ways this week. He has been transforming hearts in many ways—through experiences among cabins, through meaningful discussions as a cabin, and through scripture. When you see your camper tomorrow, ask them about what they learned about God this week!! Encourage them to share with you how God impacted their lives this week at camp!
In the meantime, check out some pictures we snapped at the water slide this morning!!
Also, we would love if you would pray with us today for continual transformation of campers’ lives!
See you tomorrow!!