Saturday, July 25, 2009
We are finishing up another great camp experience, this time in Eaton Rapids, MI. This was our very first time to this camp, and in fact, our very first time to Michigan. We have had a really good time getting to see some of our close friends and making new ones.
God has been pouring Himself out on the camp in mighty ways as we have seen numerous people at every service seeking the Lord through prayer at the altars. This has been a truly enriching spiritual week and we are thankful for this time of challenge, refreshing, and renewal.
We are also thankful for the ways God has been supplying our needs. Besides the missions offering that was taken on Wednesday there have been several who became prayer partners and monthly financial partners. We are so thankful for each of them and pray that the Lord will bless them and provide for them.
There is so much more that I could write about that I may have to write another post after we get home on Monday.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The Gentry family has just recently finished up 10 wonderful days at Indian Springs Campmeeting. If fact, it was so great it is hard to know where to start and I am not sure I can fit it all into one blog post! This was our third year of helping with the kids program and running the missions porch for that program. This year the program theme was on the armor of God and our missionary story was on Hudson Taylor. It was amazing to see the hand of God at work through the lessons that were taught and the events that transpired throughout the week. There were several things that happened in the lives of the adult workers that reminded us of the need to have the armor of God on ourselves and we sensed a great need to be in prayer for the program and what the kids were learning.
Of all the great things that happened during the week, which included a local church looking at making a significant commitment and the kids program leaders surprising us with the kid's missionary offering, there is one even that stands head and shoulders above the rest. On Friday morning Mrs. Jeannine Brabon gave a Gospel presentation and an invitation to pray to ask Jesus into their hearts. One of the kids that responded was our daughter Tori! We are so excited that she has taken this step and it put and exclamation point on a great week. Thank you for all your prayers for our family and our funding. God is answering in amazing was. If you would like to know some more of the details, just let us know and we will be more than glad to fill in the gaps.