So, we kind of have a pact here at camp that we aren’t talking about the fact that in just a few weeks we will all be going our separate ways. In fact, some of the people I love the most in the world are about to be thousands of miles away. For now, I’m totally focused on nothing but loving and serving them well and serving our last session of campers. I think there is a level where I’m thankful I don’t know what’s next because it might split my focus. As it is for now, I can stay completely focused on the here and now. Here is what we know for now, we get on a plane and head to Memphis on August 18, that’s so soon now that I really think about it. We will spend a week with friends and family and then we are heading to Florida to spend a week with the man who discipled me and spiritual father and mother. So that gets us to about the beginning of September and the complete unknown. We have no home, no car, no jobs and no fear. I haven’t talked about this next part much, but I do want to share it now. When I was fasting and praying a few months ago I had a waking dream or vision or something, but I know it was from God. The vision was of my foot stepping out in Faith trusting completely in God’s perfect plan for our lives. I can’t really explain how much peace it gave me, but it did and does. I have never in my life felt so secure in what we are doing, putting our complete trust and hope in God. We are truly walking by Faith and not by sight.
One of the things we do at camp is hide colored rocks in the morning and if campers find the silver ones, they can get a verse from me and if their entire cabin learns the verse, they get two emeralds (green painted rocks) which are the most valuable. It’s a heated competition so that can really put you over the edge. One of the verses I give out on little slips of paper is Hebrews 11:1 which has the best definition of Faith found in the Bible. It says, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. Although I can’t see what’s next, I know God has a plan and I honestly am excited about it even though I don’t know what it is.
So, the answer to what’s next is just that, we don’t know and we invite you to join us in prayer as we seek God’s perfect will. Matthew 7:7 says “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you”. If you keep reading, there are verses about if you are a son and you ask for bread a good father will not give a snake and if you ask for fish a good father will not give a stone. We have a good Father and all we are asking is for His perfect plan and will to be revealed to us in His perfect time. So please pray for us as we pray God’s perfect path to be put out before us.