[by Sharon Knotts, First Church of Merrimack OPC, Merrimack, NH] A wonderful, arduous week of English for Kids Bible Camp in St-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, is now history. It was a week of hard work, laughter, growth, prayers, singing, perseverance, storytelling, bonding, and giving of ourselves. It’s preparation spanned 6 months, the travel 14 hours, give or take, 8 days of sleeping on mattresses on floors for most of us (but I had a couch), and several days of getting rested upon return.
Why is it that members of this team go year after year? There is an amazing sense of God’s purpose, guidance, and provision when we step onto His mission field. He holds our hands in such a fatherly way. He grants us deep and caring friendships with teammates and a bond with our sister church and the children we serve. He gives us joy to be carrying out His commandment. He allows us to be a part of giving the greatest gift that can be given to these children and their families. It is an honor and a joy that is humbling.
Please continue to pray for the salvation of these children and families that the good news they heard will grow in their hearts and they will listen to the Fathers call.
Visit www.opcstm.org for more photos and testimonials from those who have served as short-term missionaries in the OPC!
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