Here is a little “dispatch” from Camp Barakel. I’ve been preaching the Word twice a day to the campers from a list of my 50 favorite “Camp Lessons” …over the years I have labored to speak to campers in a way that is faithful to the Word and fresh and understandable to them. I’ve worked hard to hone a storytelling craft and gather stories to capture their attention and make truth memorable. (Jesus was the Master Storyteller).
The weather has been perfect. Warm enough to draw most of the campers down to the waterfront every afternoon, cool enough at night to make evening chapel pleasant and sleeping sweet.
My brother Kevin A. Pierpont and his family are on full-time staff here. If you forced me to tell you what I love the most about camp, the short list would include the beauty of creation, fellowship among the workers, shared meals and rest, but above all I love to hear the campers sing the praises of Christ and I love to join them.
Tomorrow they will gather the camps from both sides of the lake into one chapel and I will preach to them. That is an experience that will ring in my heart for the rest of my life. In the afternoon we will all go to the other side for music and in the evening we will hike out to a fire ring for testimonies.
If you are grown-up and you miss or missed the camp experience you can sign up starting this week for fall and winter and spring retreats and experience Camp Barakel for yourself.
August 3, 2019
(photos are not from this year in keeping with camp policy)