A new camp theme and a new website
The end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 has been filled with new things. The camp board approved remodeling the camp house we live in, which is a huge blessing. It isn't completed yet, and it is already more practical and useful than it was before. On the building project, we took out some wasted space, added a tank-less water heater, and added all the extra space to the laundry room, which now is our mudroom/camp entry. I recently finished the camp website revamp. If you would like to see all that I have done there, you can check it out at: ForwardBibleCamp.com . With the new website, comes a new registration process, which should be easier for parents and grand parents, and should be completed by next week. I don't just want to share details and facts on what has been going on. I also want to share with you some of the things that God has been teaching me, and I hope that you will be encouraged and think to pray for us as we continue to plan for summer camp. Our theme at camp is "Living Water". We are going to talk about the life and relationship that Christ offers to us. When we were working on the house, I was thinking about how important water is. Largely because we couldn't shower, flush, do dishes, cook, or clean at home without water. It is so easy for us to get water, that we forget our almost constant need for water. It doesn't take very long without water, for us to be willing to pay theme park prices for more of it. This [impossible to live without] value, is what Jesus is offering to you, me, and the campers and staff at camp this summer. In John 4:13–14, Jesus says, "Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” I just finished a bottle of water a few minutes ago, and am feeling thirsty as I write about water. I want to have the same desire as I have for more water, with my relationship with Jesus. I want to be in God's Word, sharing what I am learning with my kids and friends, and have an example of Jesus welling out of me like a fresh spring.