Red Jeep Journal
July 18, 2017
Preparation for preaching
The AuSable River facing west
The AuSable facing east
Miss Hope at Barakel
Lamoka Baptist Camp-Speaker’s Cottage
View of Lamoka Lake and the Camp for the porch of the Speaker’s Cottage
Last week our daughter Hope was with me when we passed the half-way point of the summer. She drove George the Red Jeep to and from Barakel. We left Barakel on Sunday afternoon after a rich week of ministry. We return to Barakel for Family Camp on Labor Day weekend.
South of the Zilwaulkee Bridge and just north of Birch Run on the way home we ran out of gas. We prayed and a wrecker pulled up immediately behind us and offered to return after servicing another motorist in distress. Within twenty minutes a black Jeep pulled up behind us and said; “Ken, what are you doing here? Do you need some help?”
We were over 100 miles from home and the driver of the black Jeep was our neighbor and friend Paul, who lives directly across the street from our home in Granville Cottage. The blessing of God on the ministry this summer, His provision and protection deepen our love for Him and our confidence in Him.
Camp in the Finger Lakes
Yesterday I spent most of the day on the road. By late afternoon I arrived at Lamoka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Finger Lakes are long, narrow, deep, north-south lakes in New York state south of Lake Ontario. The camp is located in the peaceful country between the two western-most of the lakes.
The speaker’s cottage where I am staying this week has three rooms and a perfect porch and sits on a hill overlooking the camp and the lake. The chapel is on the highest point of the camp facing down the lake from north to south.
I arrived in the late afternoon and had time to meet some campers and staff over dinner. The first chapel is always a time when the campers are measuring the speaker a bit. They listened well and I had time for a nice walk along the lake at sunset and an hour on the cottage porch watching the campers mingle, smelling the wood fire, and watching the afterglow out on the lake before bed.
I will leave here on Saturday and take roads I have never taken on a seven-hundred-mile drive through New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia into eastern Kentucky. Sunday I will preach at New Prospect Baptist Church in Manchester and during the week I will speak for the pastor’s meeting at Oneida Baptist Institute.
All I Have Needed Thy Hand Has Provided
It is so encouraging every night to pillow my head with thanksgiving for what the Lord has allowed me to do this summer and realize that He has met our every need through the kind generosity of others. For those of you in the Fellowship of the Red Jeep, who pray and give and follow our ministry Lois and I and the family are deeply grateful.
Even small gifts are a great help to us. When I stop on the road and fill the gas tank or get a cup of coffee or a bite of lunch I always imagine where the money came from and my heart is full of thanksgiving to God and to you. If you would like to share we would be very grateful. Follow this link to give tax deductible gifts to our ministry.