The past 2 weeks, FBC of Flynn carried youth, 1st through 12th grades, to Christian Camps, totaling 32 of camp age, 8 adult sponsors and 2 smaller children. The results were absolutely amazing. At least a dozen of our campers became believers in Jesus! In the Camp for Grades 1 – 6, 8 of 10 came to Jesus, the other 2 already were believers! Sunday, June 30, 8 were baptized in our worship! Another baptism service is scheduled for July 7!
Year after year, for 41 years now, I have witnessed many, many kids ,and quite a good number of adults, come in faith to Jesus at Camps and Retreats. Just getting away from normal activities of life, singing great songs of praise, hearing the Bible lessons and sermons,and having fun in a great environment, have profound spiritual affects in the hearts of people. There are so many people, especially kids, starved for love and structure in their lives, and these events provide those for many kids. The results are awesome! The best decision of any life is to believe in Jesus!
The Bible teaches us to take care of our children.The Bible also tells us to bring our children to God. Read the words of Jesus in Matthew 18, as He used a small child to illustrate great truths, and gave a really strong rebuke to everyone who causes a child to grow up and never believe: “You are better off to tie a heavy stone around your neck, and drown yourself, than cause one of these precious children to stumble!”
Proverbs are not promises, but mean “if you do this, then this almost always happens” Look at this great principle in Proverbs 22:6;
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
What happens if we insert “not” between “should” and “go” in that sentence?
Omission of centering your life around God, in church, is a great sin against God and your children!
Thanks so much to East Texas Baptist Family Ministries of Timpson, Texas. Every summer, they sponsor FREE 3 day, 2 nights Retreats for children in grades 1-12. Yes, FREE! The staff is all volunteer, and really do wonderful jobs of loving children. Google it up, and check it out!