Saturday, September 13, 2008

Family Camp

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."
Mal 4:6

Last Thursday we returned home from our second annual Family Camp held at Village Creek Bible Camp in north-eastern Iowa. And we returned rejoicing -- and very humbled and blessed.

Let me explain...

To be perfectly honest, with the upcoming wedding and our big move (stay tuned...) we were a bit overwhelmed and feeling like the last thing we wanted to do was to pack up and head to camp for a week!

But we had committed, so we headed over. Purposing to rejoice in this opportunity. Trusting that God had a reason for us to be at camp.

And each day the Lord ministered to our hearts in a special way. From the morning chapel times, to the evening sessions -- and all the times in between -- we were so blessed and encouraged! Encouraged to see the young families fervently seeking the Lord together. Blessed to experience the fellowship of the saints upholding each other.

Now our cup truly overflows.

Once again we learn that you can't out give God -- and in our weaknesses HE is strong!!!

Tender moments

Mighty, mighty, scoop-noodle challenge!

Run, Susanna!!

Sunny days

Andrew led worship every day

We learned Proverbs 2:1-6 together

The Lord really blessed each of Daddy's messages during the evening sessions. It's always so encouraging and challenging to hear the Word of God!

We really enjoyed working with our dear friends, the Bontragers. We love you guys!

" turn the hearts of the fathers to the children..."


Anonymous said...

That is such a blessing.

Stephanie said...

May God continue to bless you Wissmann family! How faithful He is.

Goldfish said...

You guys are amazing.

rescueforhim said...

Ok i have a question, what is mighty, mighty scoop noodle. Looks interesting and fun?

Rachel said...

Hello! Mighty, mighty scoop-noodle challenge is one of our all-time favorite camp games. It's like *ultimate* Capture the Flag. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for coming to the camp. We had a great time. We appreciate the sacrifice that your family made in coming to the camp during such a busy time.

Our children loved it, and all of your family was a blessing to all of us. Your wonderful attitudes and examples during camp will not be forgotten.

The Strong Family

rescueforhim said...

Thanks. It looks like alot of fun.