Thanks for the photo Heidi Hancock
It’s a cool fall morning in the Downriver. We returned yesterday from a weekend at Camp Barakel ministering to Fathers and Daughters. I was joined by Holly, Heidi, Hannah, Hope, our daughter-in-law Elizabeth, and her father Bruce. Grand-buddie Leland and Grand-princess Keira were along too. I was surprised by my brother Nathan and his oldest Elizabeth. There were four families from Evangel who joined us this time, so as you can imagine, my heart was full of joy and desire to help all who had travelled north for the weekend.
Holly and I were the speakers each taking turns speaking to the dads and daughters. Jeremy Linsley led chapel with his little daughter Tiley who helped with the singing. The temperature was cool–perfect fall retreat weather. Fires burned in dual stone fireplaces during each chapel service. The girl’s testimonies were a powerful help to my preaching. Many dads and daughters told me they were helped. On the way home we all stopped for Pumkin Spice Latte’s. We will long remember our Father-Daughter ministry weekend.
There are few things that provide the pure joy of ministry together as a family. I am basking in the warm glow of it today.
September 16, 2013