Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Blessed Community 2010

As we come to the close of another year of serving local children we are rejoicing as a team that we are growing in seeing God at work in our midst.

We saw God working as he greatly blessed our pre camp information brunch and a dinner. We anticipated the largest camp ever and we saw God bring an average of 150 children a day. Thanks to God's provision through his people camp was funded before it opened and we had the great joy of seeing God feed the multitudes both physical and spiritual.

Also, because of the generous gift of a local church Verbo was able to open an after school program for children that had attended camp. 25 of the most needy children now get tutoring in English, Math and are well cared for. The prayers are answered and we see this as a model for other cities i.e. start a Touchdown Camp, encourage the other local churches to see what is happening and then open a school.

One of the things God has impressed on my heart is the miracle we are seeing are coming out of us being in Christian community. We continue to grow in our understanding of the Lord's words to "love one another as I have loved you." It is impossible to experience community without a close connection to the body of Christ. To just "attend" church does not get one to this level. Community involves a life commitment to each other to care for, care about, and sacrifice for the needs of the others.

Salvation comes from the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ who really is with us and for us. There is no other name whereby man may be saved.

We are bearers of good news. We are bearers of the miracle of God to the poor, the lost, and the sick. But, we do not do this "on our own". We link ourselves together in a committed community and then we reach out our arms with strength.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and true community.
Joyce Dueker, Founder

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