Wednesday, July 22, 2009

...the call...

It happens almost weekly here at Gilead. Sometimes it almost becomes routine. But it is ANYTHING BUT routine.

It is the call of God in someone's life.

And we witnessed it tonight in chapel.

Our speaker - Dennis Smith - brought us through Creation and through history and the relevance of Jesus coming in the flesh. He then shared with campers that this Jesus wants to have a relationship with us so that we can glorify Him and live eternally in us a hope and a future.

As I speak, campers and counselors are huddled together...speaking quietly. Some are crying, some are not speaking. Some are talking a mile a minute. All have experienced a call of some sort ... a tugging on their heart. A tug so strong that they were able to stand up, walk through their row of their friends and cabin mates, down the aisle of the chapel and to the back of our chapel where they waited as their counselor followed them.

It is a humbling thing to witness God moving and directing in hearts and lives - changing them forever.

Tonight, Counselor Melissa Edwards shared how she rededicated her life to Jesus while at Camp Gilead as a young girl.

Tonight - the stories of many young girls and boys lives are being written and changed forever.

To God be the glory! Great things HE has done!

Kimberly Mallory
Program Director

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