Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Testimonies

So our big kids arrived home Saturday evening from camp.
Exhausted.  But a good exhausted.
The next morning at Sunday School, the teens and adults met and discussed some of the topics covered at camp.  The teens had some pretty tough topics.  Preacher wanted to be sure the adults were on board to help these young people in whatever way they needed.

But...Sunday evening.
What a service!
It was a time for the campers to share their testimonies of their week at camp.
What they learned, how the Lord worked in their hearts.
It was amazing.
Some of them realized they needed to be showing more respect to their parents and teachers.
Others realized how strong a muscle the tongue is, and how quickly it can hurt another.
And how gossip is nothing but messy.
Some were going home to clean out their movie and song collections, removing anything with offensive language, scenes, etc.
Many of the kids realized they needed to share the truth and love of Jesus more.

It was such a blessing to see Amarin share his testimony.  My little guy, who less than 3 years ago, had no idea who Jesus was or how He could change his life.

Jacob first told how much he loved drinking M. Dew soda at camp.  Joker!

 After the testimonies, the kids sang Amazing Grace.
There was not a dry eye in the house.

"I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth."  
3 John 1:4
 

1 comment:

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

That's where most of my spiritual growth took place; at camp. Awesome! So neat to hear of Amarin sharing his testimony. Praying that our kids will share the love of Jesus with their own people someday!