I have pulled over just north of Waco to write my weekly newsletter update after being with our students at Camp Wild Week. God is working powerfully in this camp. As of today I know of 146 students who have committed their lives to Christ including eight from GHBC! There are hundreds of students, and Great Hills has the largest–and I believe the best–group of students at camp. I appreciate Daniel VanCleave and all the adult volunteers who are helping out. Ken Freeman is the camp host and leader, and he bragged on and encouraged GHBC. It was a blessing to hear his words of agreement and affirmation.
BTW, if you have never had a Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks, they are pretty tasty. Okay, back to newsletter—I am looking forward to Sunday and worshiping Jesus with our church family. I am preaching on Revelation 17:1-6, and the sermon is entitled “Religious Babylon.” Pray for me as I share this message. I am excited to be able to preach through this amazing Book. Also on Sunday we will recognize and commission four different people or teams going out from our church to distant lands. On Saturday night at 7:00 in room C248, we will have the opportunity to hear from a dear couple, the Whitneys, who are serving Jesus in Nepal. Come out and enjoy coffee and dessert and hear this exciting mission report.
Finally, let me ask you to keep praying for and supporting our Building Vision Campaign to raise $5 million in five years in order that we may be able to reach more people with the gospel of Jesus. The money will be used specifically to help remodel and upgrade our church campus and also pay off all remaining debt!
I know it is summer, but I want to invite all of you to be part of the following key events in August related to Building Vision:
- August 5 – Day of Prayer and Fasting for GHBC
- August 9 – Prayer, Praise, and Testimony Service at 6:00pm
- August 23 – I am sharing a message with our church from
- August 30 – We will receive an offering and one-year commitments to our campaign.
Well, I better wrap up and head on out of Baylor Bear country and travel home to Austin. Please be in prayer for our students as they finish up camp Saturday morning.
Have a great weekend.