Camp traditions. I’m sure those of you who’ve attended camp can think of (at least) a few. They sure are a funny thing. Sometimes beginning intentionally but, just as likely, what is now tradition actually started by chance. As years pass the history of the tradition fades and sometimes folklore increases 😉
Thankfully, some of the most valuable traditions remain.
As happens so often, Camp Vick staff share prayer requests and praises. Years back I remember the “new” idea to use some dry erase boards which were hanging around the program office to record what was shared so we could see them all week long. What a blessing this was to us as we could remember prayer needs and see God answer as prayer requests turned to praises.
Those well-used dry erase boards suffered two problems: 1- they weren’t big enough 2-they had been erased and written upon so much that their appearance was a little worse for the wear.
So… I purchased new, larger boards and (as happens to so many things) brought the old ones to my office. They sat in piles for a little while. It wasn’t long before I knew their time wasn’t done. Again they held the praises and prayer requests people shared with me personally.
They’ve recently been refurbished and today I invite you to fill them up. Together let’s “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
I would be honored to thank God along with you, lift your requests, and rely upon the Holy Spirit when words fail…
If you feel comfortable you can post them here, if not, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I know it can be hard to share but it is a blessing of being part of the Body of Christ that we do not walk this life alone.