With Oasis Camp starting on Monday, and me once again leading Hot Bible Adventures, there will be no updates that’ll come out for the week. Please be in prayer for all of us who are involved in camp throughout the week.
Oasis Update/next week
Double dose of Oasis updates as we’re only days away from the start! For those not directly involved, I’d encourage you to be in prayer. So, here’s a guide to how you can be praying during the week:
Monday to Friday, our day begins at 8am with a leader’s meeting and devotion. Pray for Dan Chapman, our camp director, who leads us here and throughout the week.
The kids start to arrive at 8:30am. Pray for the 60+ campers who will descend on the conference grounds. This includes 19 campers who are part of our sponsorship program in the community. Please pray especially for them that they will experience the message that they are priceless to God
The morning begins at 9am with opening and at 9:30 the campers move into morning rotations. Please pray for all our station leaders. The list was sent out on Tuesday.
We break partway through the morning for a snack. Pray for Linda Fazekas and her team as they provide this snack plus also facilitate our lunch which happens just after noon.
In the afternoon we move to the pool, games and craft time. Pray that all would go well and there would be opportunities for the leaders to share the gospel with the campers.
At 4pm we have our closing which wraps up at 4:30pm. We have a brief leaders debrief then we head home to begin the cycle all over again.
Some general prayer items would be for favorable weather, good interaction with our Covid protocols and cooperation among all involved. It’s going to be an AMAZING week!
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we look at what it means to be at the Junction
This Sunday at 11am we continue our new series on living at junction. Gord Martin, former Executive Director with Vision Ministries and no stranger to us here at GBC, will be speaking, continuing our summer mini speaker series.
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Watch out for doubt, fear and worry.
While we’re all enjoying a more open summer than the locked-down spring we experienced, there continues to be whispers and warning of a ‘fourth wave’ from some. When you hear something like this it’s easy to get caught up in doubt, fear or worry. Yet in some ways this is an OPEN DOOR of opportunity to share God's love. That's why over the past year plus, as a church family, we responded consistently to the COVID-19 crisis, not by panicking or hiding out of fear, but by seeking to let out lights shine in different and creative ways. Our youth ministry met in smaller groups during the lockdown, our prayer gathering continued in person as did a number of small groups. While we sought to honor and obey public health guidance, we worked within those boundaries to continue to provide ministry. We didn’t worry, doubt or fear (or get angry). We did what we could.
It all comes down to attitude! (remember Philippians 2:5??)
No matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this crisis gets, fear doesn't have the final say. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” Our hope is built on the perfect love of Jesus Christ, so we've been called to share that love with the world around us. And that's exactly what we're seeking to do not just through our Outreach Ministry but in everything we do, to be agents of the Good News. God hasn’t told us to stop yet and we won’t!
In His grip,