Friday, June 09, 2006

Camp's a Comin'

The countdown is ticking rapidly. After several weeks of planning, praying, and preparing, we have only a few hours now until we take off for our annual trip to North Dakota and the Prairie Bible Camp. We'd be so grateful for your prayers as it is a very intense week. The Lord always uses it to stretch and teach us the importance of relying on Him!

From Sunday thru Wednesday we'll be leading the kids camp with ages 8-18. Our theme this year is "Put on Your Armor" -- centering around the armor of God based in Ephesians 6:10-18. We are excited by the things the Lord has shown us just from studying the past few weeks -- along with the games and activities to bring it all to 'life'.

2005 Camp Kids

But along with all the preparation -- the posters, props, skits, games -- comes the earnest prayer that the Lord will use it to make a difference in each heart. As Proverbs 21:31 states: "The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory is of the Lord." We feel anticipation along with the overwhelming knowledge that this is bigger than us. We need God's power and grace.

Thank you for joining with us in prayer and we look forward to sharing with you the memorable moments and stories when we get the chance to be online again!

Preparing verse posters.

Postscript -- We do have two specific prayer requests....
First, Dad has been struggling with some lower back pains the past several days, making it difficult to accomplish his normal work. We'd appreciate prayer for healing and wisdom in how to help him.

Also, I just checked the weather for camp in ND, and they have rain in the forecast. It may seem a small thing, but please join us in praying for sunshine! [smile]


Brittney said...

I'm praying for you guys as you embark on this trip. I can imagine it will be both stretching and rewarding! I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes. It's such a blessing to see a family that's so willing to be used of God. He has great things in store for you!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Wissmans - we love reading your blog - we'll be praying for you as you travel and minister at camp this week. May God use you in the lives of others while making you more like Him.
Love in Christ - Kyle & Christie Noll (CBC, Mt. Pleasant)

Anonymous said...

wissmanns... i will be praying for you as you set off for camp! always remember to keep the main thing... the main thing! ;)
have a great time! tiffany chmelar

Anonymous said...

The armor of God, that's always a fun topic for children's ministries. I'll try to remember to pray for you. I've been busy learning chalk art and passing out tracts.

Dobryy den'

Iron sharpeneth iron......Prov. 27:17 said...

We'll be praying for your family!!!! Looking forward to hearing all about how it went when you get home!!! :) God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for your family and all those that will be at camp. God bless!