Camp 2018

So, the long awaited post on camp is finally here!  This year, we had an amazing camp meeting.  God was very good to us.  Bro. Harlan Morgan was our speaker, and he brought three men from his church along with him: Bro. Spencer, Bro. Dale, and Caleb.  We were blessed through his ministry.

We always have at least one night of Minister’s Fellowship at our house after one of the services, and there is a lot of preparation involved.  My mom does sack lunches on Sunday (every year), since the different churches leave soon after service.  We had to boil and debone so many chickens, I got tired of chickens.  (Around 25-30 chickens, and that’s an actual count!)  We had to boil them in these big tall pans, that we couldn’t even reach into.  We had to stand on a chair to get them out.  Here’s your proof:

Every year, the youth group from our local church does Friday night’s mealtime.  We always have fun, and make lots of memories.  Every year, we forget to take pictures, because we’re always running around like a chicken with its head cut off!  Lol.  But, thankfully, this year, my mom got some pictures of us.  I couldn’t believe I was only in one picture (when I was eating), but hopefully that was because I was so busy, working and stuff.  All joking aside, I really didn’t do that much this year, until it was time to serve, because of my knee.  Here are the pictures, though, for y’all’s enjoyment.

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Left to right: Cristel, Yanci, Lydia, and Allana
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Left to right: Bro. Honry, Yhonny, Fabricio, and Brayan
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Left to right: Nathaniel, Bro. Honry, Yhonny, and Brayan
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Left to right: Roxana, Fabricio, Eduardo, and Entni.
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The guys hard at work. 😉
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Bro. Bairon and Sis. Mavis (our youth pastor and his wife)

We all ate lunch together inside.  Thanks mom for getting pictures!

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L to R: Josiah, Brayan, Nicolas, and Fabricio.
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L to R: Lydia (behind my dad’s hand :D), Roxana, Sis. Noelia, and Yanci.
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Charity, Esdras, and Isaac. (our youth pastor’s boys)
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Sis. Mavis and Bro. Bairon
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                                              Allana, Cristel, and I.                                                 (Nathaniel is also in there, although you can’t see him.) 

After lunch, we went back to work.  We were divided into teams, and I got moved around, because my team had mostly finished with what they had to do.  My mom went back by the stove and got some pictures of the progress there.

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Bro. Bairon working on the rice.
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Allana “helping” with the meat. (Taste testing. Lol)
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Sis. Noelia and Sis. Mavis working on the meat.

This year, the food we made wasn’t enough as a result of more people coming than we expected.  We aimed higher than the number given, but we still had to get some food for our youth group and some people who were left without supper.  I take it that means we’re having revival. 😀

We had an interesting time getting ready that night, though.  Service was supposed to start at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m.  The brethren that were arriving from our other churches were getting showers and getting ready, leaving many of our young people having to wait in line for a shower.  The young people who were sweaty and had been working all day.

So about 20 minutes before service was scheduled to start, me, Allana, and Cristel saw that if we stayed, we weren’t going to get a shower before service.  We were mostly done with serving, so we asked for permission to drive to our house (about five minutes down the road) and get ready real quick.  Talk about getting your adrenaline pumping!  We drove past my mom (going to service) on the way to the house.  I believe we set a record that day, as far as getting ready quick.  We all three got a shower, and did our hair, and were changed in 13 minutes, I believe.  It was crazy!

We got back, and saw that our youth pastor and his wife were still cleaning up the kitchen!  It was definitely hectic getting to service that night, but we had an awesome service.

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In the pictures of the services, we mostly got the guys, because we were sitting on the same side as them.
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Nathaniel translating for Bro. Morgan.

Bro. Morgan’s ministry really boosted our faith. It caused many to believe that we would soon see many miracles, and manifestations of Holy Ghost like never before.

That night, after service, we had our Minister’s Fellowship meal at the house, and the ministers left at around 1:00 a.m.!  We were really tired, and I actually had already gone up to sleep before they left.

The next morning we got up at 6:00 a.m., which, in my opinion, should be a sin.  We had our children’s church service at eight o’clock, and this year, we really had a lot of fun.  For the first time, we did puppets, which caused a lot of laughter. Especially when my puppet gave Nathaniel’s puppet a high-five in the middle of the song.  You could hear the giggles from the kids (and young people, and adults, too) and from those behind the puppet stage. 😀 😛

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Isabella (Nathaniel’s puppet) turning to give Carlos (my puppet) a high-five.

 

Our theme this year was “Kids DO have a place in the kingdom of God”, and we started off with a small drama about seeking the Holy Ghost.  It started off with Cristel telling me that she wanted the Holy Ghost for her birthday (which happened to be that day).  I, in turn told her I also wanted it, but that my birthday wasn’t until next month.  My mom who “overheard” our conversation, said, “you silly girls, it doesn’t have to be your birthday to receive the Holy Ghost, you just need to look for it.”  This caused us to go around looking for the HG, calling out “Holy Ghost, Holy Ghost, are you here? Where are you?” and asking kids if they’ve seen the Holy Ghost, causing many giggles along the way.  We ended up finding 3 “clues” which led us to the steps of salvation.  In the end, after searching and looking, we asked Nathaniel if he knew how to find the Holy Ghost. He then told us how to “seek” the Holy Ghost.  There were also different illustrations about children in the Bible.

Matthew 18                                               King James Version (KJV)

18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Jesus talked quite a bit about the importance of children in the Kingdom of God.  Some of the younger assistants talked about how Jesus himself was once a kid.  It was really impacting, and I’m pretty sure it helped get the point across.

We really had a fun time, and a great prayer afterwards and in transition into our morning service.

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My dad preached that morning about how to seek the Holy Ghost, so it went hand-in-hand with the children’s church service. We had a good altar call after service.

That afternoon we (my mom, Allana, Cristel, and I) drove into town to get some groceries.  While we were in town, we (obviously) just had to buy a coffee.  Since we had gotten up early, I hadn’t eaten breakfast, and I felt so tired that I didn’t eat hardly anything for lunch, either.  So I got a coffee. Since I’d not had any food, by the time we got home I was shaking and trembling real bad.  I guess it was from the caffeine, but it didn’t feel very good.  That caused me not to want to eat supper, and so it was a very interesting day, to say the least.  I finally had to force myself to eat.

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That night was probably the best service we had.  There was an amazing outpouring of the Holy Ghost! We had a girl from our children’s church get the Holy Ghost, which was so sweet to see!  She’s 12 years old, and her parents don’t come to church.  It was neat to see her receive the Holy Ghost she’s heard so much about.  That night, I got a real good renewal, as well as many of our leaders and older young people.

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Debbie getting the Holy Ghost.

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Each of the men testified.

The next morning, we had an amazing service as well.  I was only in for pre-service prayer, and for song service.  We were helping get lunch ready in the kitchen.

Bro. Morgan, before he started preaching, called all the pastors, ministers, and their families to the front.  He asked the church to pray, and I felt God’s presence and approval descend in a mighty way.  There is power in prayer!

Your prayers are the best way to help us down here in Honduras.  Keep us covered in prayers.

Bro. Morgan was talking about “What I’ve Never Seen”.  He was talking about the things he’s had the privilege to see in his life.  All the awesome miracles God’s done.  He was saying like David said in Psalms, “I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken nor His seed begging for bread.”  From the kitchen, we were saying “amen!” 😀

The prayer after service was powerful, and full of faith.  It caused many of our young people and leaders to want to see these things.  We have seen many results from this message.

We had a great camp meeting, and God really moved in a mighty way.  We gladly received the word, and we were happy to see results.  We were blessed to have 9 receive the Holy Ghost this camp meeting, and several were from our home church.

Thank you Bro. Morgan and those from his church who came down this year.

I know this post is a little late, but I figured better late than never!

Thanks to everybody who waited, and I’m working on the other blog posts.  Bible School, and some other interesting things that have gone on recently.

I’m blessed, and grateful to the Lord for what He’s doing!  I believe we should all be grateful.

Colossians 3:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

I am thankful.

God bless, and thanks for reading!

 

-Sarah Schreckhise

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