Saturday, July 22, 2006

Camp Fuego

Youth camp was great. I was a little nervous about going as a counselor for the first time, especially with students who were in the youth group with me only four years ago. But God provided and was sufficient for me. The sixteen of us (four counselors and 12 kids) had a great week. The pastor took us through the Bible in four sessions, establishing God as Creator, teaching the kids the Old Testament in the summation of people running away from God and a broken-hearted God chasing after them, an evangelistic message, and the last night shared from Revelation 20 and 21 about the Great White Throne Judgment and the new heaven and new earth. He did a wonderful job, and all of our youth were challenged. Five decided to stop running from God, and they have made committments to hold each other accountable. Thank you so much for praying with me for the youth of Shreve City Baptist Church. Now the true challenge begins as they come back to their normal lifestyles and school begins in only two and a half weeks! Pray that they will continue to walk with the Lord after this awesome week of dwelling with Him.

Love, Carrie

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Mid-summer in Louisiana

It's been a while since I've updated this, so here goes!...

June was a great month. I've been spending my weekdays at the church working. I've been able to fit into many different areas, such as speaking in meetings, deep cleaning areas of the church, and even a little gardening! I have begun working on a template for a booklet for the church that my pastor asked me to do.

This next week (July 17-21) I will be at Camp Bethany with our youth group. It's going to be a great time to get to know our youth, and hopefully to share with them my heart for missions.

The week after camp (July 24-28) is VBS. I'm so excited about VBS, and I am just about ready to teach about the Flood.

After VBS I'll be around Shreveport for another week and a half before heading to Missouri on August 11. Thankfully it's only a one day drive this time, so I'll be "home" only 8 hours after leaving Shreveport.

Thanks for your prayers this summer!