Imagine a summer filled with amazing weather, tons of camping and driving all over BC… for some of you that sounds amazing, for others not so much. If you’ve never been camping before then I encourage you to do so. There are lots of sites like campingfunzone.com available online that tell you exactly what to take with you in order to have a fun trip. Even if you don’t like the idea of camping, go with someone who knows what they’re doing and I guarantee you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! There’s so much more to camping than some people think. Whether it’s putting up a tent or going out in a motorhome (learn more here), it can be fun. It’s such a fun activity and there are a lot of games that you could play too. If you went camping with some friends, you could consider finding an area where you could play airsoft. That game involves using airsoft guns to shoot the other team. These guns are safe and can be sourced from Bespoke Airsoft. My friend got his from there, and he said that they were really helpful. They asked him “Do you want gas, electric or spring we have it all at bespoke airsoft“. They helped him to find the perfect airsoft gun, so it might be worth looking there if you’re thinking of playing airsoft. Of course, there are other camping games to play too!
Now that I have had a week or so to process our summer, I can honestly say that it was beyond anything I could have imagined.
Watching the eyes of a child light up at the reality of who God is to them, that they are His child and they are forever in His family and in His arms. Seeing people, for the first time in their lives, grab their bible and inhale every word as if their very existence depends on it.
Hearing the stories of families, both heart warming and heart-wrenching as they open up, as they recognize that through our transparency, they aren’t alone. Hearing bursts of conversation mixed with tears and prayer in cabin groups after presenting the gospel and sharing Jesus’ sacrifice with teens, and hearing camp after camp describe the sheer mass of bibles that were given out at the end of the week, to kids who don’t have them and most often don’t come from homes with faith or church background.
Is there anything better than a summer filled with joy, transparency, community and the Holy Spirit working in the lives of children, teens and families and marriages alike?
The only thing better for us is the tangible reality that God allowed us to be a catalyst as camp speakers at 5 camps over 6 weeks of the summer.
We estimate a total of over 400 campers and an additional 2-300 staff and volunteers that we were able to minister to through our speaking, sharing, counsel and relationships.
We did this in an incredible number of different contexts like marriage, spirituality, leadership, sex and dating and more.
I won’t lie, the summer was exhausting on a lot of fronts, speaking over 10 times a week for 5 of those weeks was stretching and enthralling all at the same time.
We are incredibly blessed and honored to be tools in God’s hands and to be able to see first hand the direct and immediate impact of what God is doing through us. It put the thought in my mind of taking part in an online yoga teacher training 200 hours course to help deepen that spirituality and help others who want to feel connected with God physically.
To those praying for us, thank you! We desperately needed it, and God showed up, your prayers were answered!
For those supporting us financially and in other ways, thank you so much for enabling us to be used in such incredible ways, we couldn’t do it without you.
David and Melissa McVety