Friday, April 10, 2015

Isla Vega Easter Camp 2015


The 2015 Easter Camp started in Isla Vega on Wednesday the first and, as usual, went through Sunday at noon. We had excellent weather and a wonderful time of fellowship around the Word. It did rain on Saturday, just keeping up with the tradition of it raining during camp.


We made some changes in the sound system and, along with our new mic, it made a huge difference. There are still a few things that we want to change as the Lord enables. We don't use loud music, but we do want the preaching to be heard loud and clear. There were also some changes as far as order in the kitchen, KP and registration. We are grateful for the Lord's leading and for these small, but significant improvements.


The Word went out with power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. It was a time of discipline and chastisement from the Lord and many, I believe, were wounded deeply but... "He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up" Hosea 6:1 Although the Word was hard to hear, many expressed that it was sweet, none the less.


There is no doubt that we are living in the last days. There is also no doubt that, for those who are willing, the Lord Jesus Christ is walking in the midst of His church, judging our lives. How much better to be judged by Him today and submit to His correction, instruction and discipline than to walk away in shame at His coming (1Jo 2:28; 1Co 11:31).


Keep us in your prayers as we continue to seek the Lord's leading in regards to a house. Also for the printing process. We were able to give an assortment of printed material to several pastors at camp. For Loida, as she takes on more responsibilities in the ministry. There are several meetings in the planning stage for the next few weeks. Please pray that the Lord would enable for the giving forth of the Word of Life. We are keenly aware of the prayers of the saints. "...The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." James 5:16b May the Lord give us more wisdom and power and strength and health and especially more of His Holy Spirit!


PS: Loida posted some pictures on the previous blog post.