“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11
God is at work at Rock Mountain Bible Camp. The above verse played out in a unique way with every group that came to the camp this summer.
Let me share one story in particular with you:
“The group of students that we brought ranged from kids that grew up in Christian families to students who have never stepped foot in a church. Many of these students came with more hurt and pain then I have perhaps ever encountered before in my 12 years in student ministry. We had a young 13-year-old girl who arrived at camp whose home life is one of manipulation and profound emotional abuse. We had a 14-year-old boy who deeply struggles with anger and bitterness towards his father who only one year ago walked out on his family on father's day. We had a 12-year-old girl whose entire family (including herself) are self professed atheists who abhor religion. These were just to name a few…
“The students I mentioned above were amazingly affected by Jesus this week. The 13-year-old girl discovered that God was with her in the emotionally abusive family and that she was not responsible for their faults (Counseling is on its way as well). The 14-year old boy made the virtually impossible decision to begin his journey of forgiveness of his father. And the 12- year old girl said that she felt inexplicably accepted and loved when she was with these "Christians" at this camp and couldn't wait to come back to church next week. Why do I tell you all of this? Because God used your camp to make all of this happen.
“To say that God moved in these student's lives during this week is an incredible understatement. We saw God speak and move in profound and unbelievable ways. For example on Friday night we spoke on the destructive nature of sin and then simply gave the students a safe quiet place to pray and discuss. It was here that over 60 students remained for 45 minutes just to pray with leaders and weep. I saw 13-year-old boys holding each other crying. When asked why they simply said that they had been convicted of their sin and were hurting. WOW.”
The best part about this report is that it is not exclusive. Each and every week I sat down with leaders from groups, testimonies were told about how God has changed many hearts of young people and how lives have been impacted by the King forever. So I submit to you GOD IS NOT DEAD!