You might wonder why anyone would want to give up a week of vacation to go to Camp Meeting. After the week we had at Camp Meeting 2009, I wonder why anyone would not want to give up a week of vacation to spend time at Camp Meeting.
Camp Meeting is a week set apart for adults, children, youth and families to experience God in the serene setting of Delanco. As we pray, worship, learn and play together we experience authentic Christian community in a way that is very different from the local church experience. In that different experience we find God is able to work in different ways.
This past week at camp meeting God’s presence was so sweet in the services, so clear in the teaching and preaching, so present among us as we lived life together for a week. I deeply appreciate each one who worked so hard to make our week what it was. It was a great week all around as we hosted adults who serve as leaders in their churches, families with wee ones, single moms and their kids from City Team and a whole crowd of the 20-something generation! It was encouraging to see the generational impact of Delanco Camp embodied in those who attended camp.
It was an amazing week for everyone and God met us there in very real ways as we set apart the week for worship. On one level, I am spiritually refreshed from the times of prayer, worship and teaching. On another level I am exhausted from dealing with one challenge after another with our facilities. Major repairs are needed and have been done on several major systems, mainly because of the age of these various systems. These repairs are costing thousands of dollars. I am writing to ask three things. First we need you to pray that God would provide all that is needed. He is bigger than these repairs. He has defeated Satan, who DOES NOT want camp to continue in effective ministry and we can trust Him to work out these issues by His grace.
Second, we need you to consider becoming a part of His provision for the camp. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift to the camp and be a part of making this summer of ministry all that God wants it to be. We have seen Him pouring out His grace and mercy already in these few weeks that have gone by and we know that He can use Delanco to change lives. Perhaps He has changed your life at Delanco. Please help make that a reality for someone else through your gift.
Gifts may be sent to Delanco Camp P.O. Box 597 Sicklerville NJ 08081 or made through http://www.delanco.org. If you choose to make a gift to Delanco at this time because of the way God has been at work in your life through the ministry of the camp, please write and tell us how your life is different because of God’s work through the camp.
Laurie Rambo, president of Delanco Camp Meeting Association
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