Youth Camp 2011 Round-up
We knew that God was up to something when camp reservations began earlier than ever this year. One week of camp maxed out in reservations before April was over. We just did not know what God planned to do. At one time over 1200 were registered to attend the 3 weeks of camp but after cancellations and “no shows” just over 1000 were in attendance. We did not have the high numbers we thought we were going to have but God showed up any way.
After two weeks of camp over 40 salvation decisions and over 40 surrendered to the call of the ministry were recorded. Those numbers could have been counted as a good year, but God was not finished. The last week of camp was the largest youth camp with 434 in attendance. The Lord took control of the camp and made changes on the fly including an invitation in the morning Bible Study where over 30 responded to the call to full-time ministry or missions. After the week was over, the total number of decisions made was 307, where 53 were salvation decisions and 64 were called to full-time vocation ministry or missions.
Decisions were even made by adults in attendance. One Vietnam veteran chaperoning for his church called home to tell his wife that he needed to go back to Vietnam this time carrying the Word of God to share with the people who he once hated.
Thank you for supporting youth camps at Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly through your cooperative program giving as well as your giving to Ray Roberts State Missions Fund. Next years camps are all planned with speakers Brent Gambrell, Scott Dawson and Dave Edwards as well as Tim Binns teaching in the morning sessions., July 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27. Registration information can be found at www.scbor.org/youth.