Declaring His Goodness
We had our yearly Winter Camp at the beginning of January. It was a very special weekend. We talked about the church through history and our role in it today. We spent time singing, dancing, declaring his goodness, studying his word and lots of playing and fellowship. It was an awesome weekend! We talked a lot about how as a church we are a family and when we gather, we gather as brothers and sisters in Christ to be with our Father. I believe many were healed and found a home within the family of God that weekend.
When I got back from Winter Camp I was showing these pictures above and below to one of our advisers at NCTC. I was thanking her for helping us in building a ministry at NCTC. She said, "Oh yea, I had one of your students come by my office the other day to tell me how thankful he is for FOCUS. He said in high school he didn't have any friends and got made fun of a lot. He told me he was so thankful to have a group of friends here at NCTC and that he got to go to Winter Camp!" How awesome! Keep praying for our NCTC ministry. NCTC also gave us $1,000 to help pay for students to attend Winter Camp this year! God is really working on that campus, not just in the lives of the students, but the administration and professors too.
During the worship songs at Winter Camp I organized some flags to be painted on and waved. We used the flags to praise God for what he has done for our community and to declare what we want to see him do within our community. So the students during free time painted and wrote their responses and thoughts on those two topics. Waving flags was tied with our theme of understanding the history of the church and our place in it today. In waving flags we were able to declare the good things of God alongside those who have fought for his truth throughout history.