Sunday at Bethel I preached on Gospel Ventures. After church I packed my bag and headed north for a gospel venture of my own.
This week I’m speaking at The Springs Camp to Sr. High campers. It’s peaceful up north and I’m getting some writing and reading done. The Springs is located right about where ‘Up-North” in Michigan starts. Two young ladies from Bethel Church, Lexi and Trinity Good, are campers this week. Dan Kohns, the Director is an old friend who grew up in a church I used to pastor. It’s good to catch up and share in the fellowship of the gospel. He knows the story of almost every camper here.
Last night I walked out after dark to discover that a yellow moon just past full had climbed into the night sky just over the tops of the pines and birches that grew along the banks of the Sugar River. The river itself is dry for a while while they figure out if the old dams will hold or give way. The Sugar runs into the Tittabawassee which becomes Wixom Lake which drained when the Edenville Dam failed in May. Here folk have been walking the dry river bottom and finding some interesting things like fishing lures and gear–even a wedding band.
I’ve been walking in the cool of the morning just after sunrise and indulging in the luxury of a nap most afternoons. I have a nice, private air-conditioned room in the lodge for the week, so “camp” isn’t exactly primitive and I like it that way.
It is always enriching to meet young people who love God and want to serve him. This morning in chapel I took questions and it was good to spend time pouring truth into eager, young hearts. Last night one of the campers, a young man, trusted in Christ for salvation. Every year I meet campers who lost one of their parents during the year. My heart breaks for them. I can’t imagine the sorrow of that.
At lunch a young lady, who is helping in the kitchen, shared her testimony. She does not have believing parents or any Christian support in her family but a neighbor got her to camp where she came to know the Lord. She has returned every year as a camper and a worker. She sits in on chapels every night and eagerly takes notes.
I go back to the quietness of my room and pray, “God, rescue young people unto yourself out of this sad, broken, sin-cursed world. Help them flourish even in a time when so much is twisted and toxic, I pray. Use me. Use our family to be a help to others. We need you so desperately. Help us help others who need you, too. Send us to those whose hearts you are opening to the gospel. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.”
The Pierpont family always appreciates prayers for our family and we need them especially right now. We are passing through a very hard thing. If you stop and lift us up to the Lord, we thank you. Please tell me how I can pray for you. God helping me, I will be faithful to do so. We have Him so we have hope–a strong confidence in ultimate good. Without Him, life would be hopeless.
July 8, 2020
Pray for husband Bob Wilson. Retaining water again. Hospital to drain again.
I’m in therapy twice week for Osteoarthritis of left knee. Painful. Extending therapy.
Wish all this mess would just go away. I need more fun in my life!
See you Sunday from sofa.
The Other Lois
We would appreciate all Prayers for our kids and grandkids to surrender to the LORD.
I will pray for your family. ? My continual prayer is that my daughters (23 and 21) would return to Christ. They have no concern for their own souls, though this was not always the case, and they certainly weren’t raised to be that way. If you would say a prayer for them, I would be very grateful.
Dear brother Pierpont, how can I pray for you and your lovely family ?
Sincerely your Sister in Christ from Mexico
Laura Alicia González de Osuna
Thank you, Laura. It’s a bit unspoken right now, but we know our Lord will heart your prayers. Thank you and bless you. –Ken
Kristyn. I have lifted them and you up to the Lord. God draw these dear young women to yourself I pray.
Lord help Charlotee’s children and grandchildren that they would all be followers of Jesus!
My God help you and Bob. I am looking forward to meeting him when this storm passes.
You and your fine family members remain on my prayer list. God knows the details and will work everything out according to His Will.
Keep on keeping on!
Thank you for what you said in a earlier comment I wrote, I meant to mention, you have a gift for writing, your stories of long ago also bring me back to those days too! The pictures you post are so beautiful, Iam thinking Lois takes them, she is quite the photographer! I really enjoy seeing them! I used to be able to follow you on Instagram, but since I would have to sign in to follow you now, I no longer can, i miss it so, 1st I wouldn’t even know how, and 2nd I choose not to go on social media for personal reasons. I was sad for you and Lois to hear Hope will be taking Hazard with her when she marries, but at the same time happy for Hope (assuming that he was her dog but I don’t know.) Then you both will totally be empty nester’s, that was a very hard time when it was our turn to go through that, probably because he was our only child. You and your family do so good for others (me included)!) Until next time, you and your family are always in my prayers, God’s Blessings always, take care and stay safe!