The peace of Christ be with you!
This Sunday during the morning worship service our youth team who went to the Salkehatchie Summer Service camp in Lyman this week will be bringing the morning message. I am so proud of them and their accomplishments, and I can’t wait to hear the Word that they will be bringing back to St. John’s.
I remember after a grueling week of working on a disabled man’s roof in his small house in the mountains for one of the Salkehatchie Camps that I attended. We had spent the entire week working on the man’s roof but we knew that it still was far from being totally repaired.
As we were making our farewells to the man, it started to rain a very hard rain. We were all standing in the cabin and began looking up at the ceiling. While the man was still praising us and giving us thanks for our week of hard work, drips started coming through the ceiling from holes that still existed in his roof.
The youth looked rather dismayed, but the man was far from being upset. Instead he smiled broadly and said,
“That’s alright. You should have seen how the water poured through the roof before you came. That is a big improvement over the way that things used to be!”
That’s what Salkehatchie Summer Service is all about. We may not be able to repair every hole and patch and paint everything in a house in just one week…but our youth can make it much better than it was.
St. John’s is grateful for our youth and our adult leaders who worked hard this week in service to others in the name of God. We are grateful that our youth were able to demonstrate the love and care of God to others. Let’s support them this Sunday!
Fri, July 13, 2012
by Dan Batson