Encouraged On the Road

March has given us many opportunities to preach and present the ministry of Servant’s Heart Camp. The Lord used each church to encourage us in the ministry.

On Saturday evening, March 3, we left for Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. Although the pastor had given us directions, we decided to use the GPS. For the first few hours everything was great, but as we got closer to the church the GPS had some fun at our expense. I carefully followed the GPS as it directed us onto a snow covered dirt road through the deep dark forest. When we finally arrived back on a main road, Pat and I each gave a sigh of relief. It was only a short distance until my friend, Tom (the GPS), did it again. We turned on another dirt road, but when it wanted us to turn on a muddy cow path, we simply refused. The dear folks at Grace had a good laugh at our expense. There was a reason why the pastor had given us directions. We had a wonderful time with the people and felt like we made some friends after just one Sunday at their church.

Beginning on March 11, we had the opportunity to participate in the Missions Conference at Riggles Gap Bible Church. It was a joy to open God’s Word and share two missionary challenges. The folks warmly received the preaching of God’s Word.

On Wednesday, March 14, we traveled to Red Lion Bible church to give an update on the ministry at SHCM. Pastor Schmuck (on behalf of the Ladies Bible Study) presented the camp with a generous gift.

On Saturday, March 17, I had the opportunity to bring the challenge for the First Baptist Teen activity. They had an amazing maze set up in the fellowship hall of the church. On Sunday, I preached and shared the ministry of SHCM. Once again, God used many people to encourage our hearts in several different ways.

March 21 – 25, we participated in the Mission’s conference at Fellowship Baptist Church in Emlenton. Every detail of the conference was carefully planned. They made each missionary family feel very special with lots of extras. It was almost hard to leave the “mountaintop experience” and return to the hard work waiting in Ramey.

We sincerely appreciated every church that has supported the ministry of Servant’s Heart Camp in so many different and various ways. If we can be a blessing to your church, please contact us.

Fellowship Baptist

Today, a group from Fellowship Baptist was scheduled to come and work on the new cabins. Because of the weather, I was fully expecting to receive a call that they were not coming. The call did not come, and they arrived about 9:00. It didn’t take me long to realize that these fellows came to WORK. They worked quickly and efficiently in spite of the snow. By lunch time most of the men were wet from the melting snow, but still in great spirits. After they had the floor on one cabin, they moved to the next. At that point, the camp director (me) did something very DUMB. I left the hoe of the backhoe in the footer while we were going to quickly change the fuel filter. The glass on the fuel filter broke, and the backhoe will not start until we get a new glass. The men could not finish the next cabin with the hoe in the middle of the foundation. Although I was very humbled the men had a great spirit. The men working on the other side of the lake on some electrical wiring in the house continue to work for several more hours. They are already talking about coming back again this year to continue where they left off. Wow, what a blessing.
This picture does not show all the workers. There were others working on the wiring. Thank you Fellowship Baptist.