Last night we wrapped up Destiny Sports camp here at the church. I had the privilege of serving as one of the Assistant Disc Golf Coaches. It was an amazing week as we had over 600 kids here Tuesday-Thursday and dozens and dozens of kids prayed to receive Jesus as Savior. It was a beautiful sight to see the campus filled with hundreds of volunteers (youth and adult) and serving these kids. We even had a little baptism service last night on the stage where 12 kids got baptized.
One of our core values at StoneBridge is investing in the next generation. It just filled my tank so much this week getting to spend time with 17 1st-6th graders in my disc golf group. We laughed together, had a few tear-filled moments, and had some really special conversations. They were so excited as I took a picture of several of them giving me their best disc-golf throw.
Jesus said, '"Let the children alone, don't prevent them from coming to me. God's kingdom is made up of people like these." (Matthew 19:14) This week we got to see a lot of little kids genuinely come to Jesus. As they were shown love, cared for, hugged, guided, helped and valued, they discovered a Savior who still welcomes them into His lap. Many of these kids have come from broken homes but this week they found a heavenly Father who truly cares for them and will always be faithful.
Praise God for His wonderful works! The newspapers may paint a dismal picture, but God is still on His throne, He is still changing lives through the reality of the Gospel, and hope marches on through the darkest of nights!