By the time you're reading this I will have spent most of the day at Camp Life. (Zambia is seven hours ahead of the Houston time zone.)
Camp Life, in Lusaka, Zambia is designed to "bring healing, hope, and joy to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Zambia." Well over a 1000 children with more than 100 Americans and 200 Zambian partners will worship, dance, sing, play, and study God's word together. They will receive food, clothes and at the end of the week, they will be showered with gifts. Each child will receive at least 30 minutes one on one counseling time. During this "blessing time" they will hopefully share their hopes, dreams, hurts and fears. They will be prayed for out loud and blessed with the laying of hands.
You see all of these children have experienced John 10:10a
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; "
My prayer and hope is that this week they will experience John 10:10b
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
C.S. Lewis wrote, "He who has God and everything else,
has no more than he who has God only."
May all of us experience the fullness of life that only Jesus can give.
These two verses teach us how to be rich and fully alive.
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions —it is by grace you have been saved.