Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Future Vision

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are excited about the Lord's specific leading and directing in Andrew's life. So much has developed that I'm almost puzzled on how to share it all in one post! [smile]

After yearly visits to the Wilderness Boy's Camp in Fair Play, South Carolina, the Lord began turning Andrew's heart last spring towards ministering to these troubled boys. The Camp provides countless opportunities to have life-changing impact on these young men, while experiencing personal growth in communication, relationships, and a wide variety of practical life skills.

After visiting the camp more extensively these past months, he has committed to serve as a 'Chief' for the upcoming two year term. He will be leaving our home on April 8th to embark on this adventure as he pursues God's best for his life.

To give you a quick glance of where he'll be serving, here are some pictures we've taken of Camp in years past....

Everything is rugged camp-style, including hygiene facilities!

The boys build their dwellings and are responsible to keep them tidy.

Two days a week the Chief and boys make all their meals up-trail.

The Chuckwagon, where most meals are shared and schooling is taught.

The team Andrew will be working with.

Specific Prayer Requests for Andrew --

  • The Lord's continued grace, strength, power, perseverance and love to be evidenced in Andrew's life as he seeks to grow in his daily walk.

  • Wisdom and patience in working at the camp -- especially as the boys work through deep hurts and life decisions.

  • Salvation and spiritual growth for the camp boys.

  • For his continuing friendship with Kori, as they grow together and seek the Lord's specific direction for the future.

  • Financial frugality, wisdom, and creativity.

And we'd appreciate prayer for the rest of us Wissmanns -- who will be practicing, practicing, practicing to fill in the huge gap Andrew will leave behind. We will miss him both musically, and in leadership -- as Andrew adds greatly to the dynamics of our practice times.

Thank you for your prayers, and we'll look forward to keeping you posted!

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord
and He delighteth in his way."
Psalm 37:23

"We will miss you dearly,
you wonderful brother of ours!"


Ruth Ann said...

what a wonderful opportunity! I'm sure Andrew will have many, many opportunities to share God's love and make an outstanding difference in these boy's lives. I work one day a week at a Christiam home/program for teenage girls - and through the years it has been a very rewarding experience. May God be with Andrew as He seeks to follow the call of God.

Daniel Bryson said...

God bless you, Andrew! I'll be praying earnestly for you, as you begin this new chapter in your life (as well as the rest of you, as you adjust to this major change).

May the Lord shower you with wisdom, strength, love, peace, courage, faith, and hope, in all areas of your life.

In Christ's love,

Daniel in Michigan

Melanie said...

How exciting, Andrew! I feel for the rest of you though. Although, it is probably a good thing to be forced to fill such big will make you really grow and stretch! God bless you all!

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is sure going to be a big change and a lot to get used too! May God bless you Andrew as you pursue this service for Him!

Ruth said...

What exciting news! I'll be praying for Andrew and the rest of the fam. as he takes this next big step in his life!

Kenna said...

I'll being praying for Andrew as he takes this big step. I'll also pray for the family as they make this big adjustment. May you all continue to consult God in everything you do.

~Desiree~ said...

That souds pretty exciting!I hope the Lord will bless you in all that you do:) I will keep him and the rest of you in prayers.

justalittlegirl said...

Wow what a neat ministry!!
We will be praying for you.
Come visit us!!