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Family Fun Day

Jul 05 2017

Since 2005, I have been director of Baptist Park, a Christian summer camp in the northernmost part of Maine.  In an attempt to promote the camp ministry we have held a "family fun day"; an open house on a Saturday.  This year's family fun day was last weekend.  We awoke to a pounding rainstorm, so we were not optimistic.

We had no one for the first two hours.  While this was a little discouraging, it was also a nice, relaxed time to connect with the staff.  At one point, I blew up a balloon and began squeaking it in the ear of Michael, a local youth pastor and a senior counselor here at camp.   I should have known never to mess with a youth pastor!  You see, Michael is a BIG guy.  He threw me over his shoulder and put me out in the rain!  What could I do... I asked for it.  Nothing quite like summer camp hijinx.  

Well, if you want to get people out, one sure way is to feed them.  Sure enough, by lunch time we had a few families arrive.  Not the crowd we had last year, but not bad for a cold rainy day.  One was even a reported from a local paper doing a story on the camp. After a meal of hot dogs, cole slaw and chips, we went to the tabernacle where I did a 45 minute show for the small crowd.

The nicest part of the show is that I have five CITs who I taught to juggle (one being my daughter, Rose). This allowed us to do our "Beautiful, Scandalous Night" routine as the closing act.  I don't know if this underattended event helped promote the camp, but it ended up being a fun, intimate Saturday for all who were there.

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The presentation was fun and encouraging... The gospel message was clear and encouraging. I purchased your book and just finished it. Your scope is broad and again encouraging. May God continue to bless your ministry. I will encourage others to read your book. -Parishioner of a local church

"Hey, I just wanted to say that was a great message in chapel today! It touched something:) thanks for doing it!" -High School Student  

"We are so grateful that you brought your amazing ministry back to our church this year... The Gospel message you bring applies to all!  It is such a positive, valuable work that you do."  -Coordinator of Christian Ed. UCC Church

"There's no questioning it. This is powerful stuff. It's extremely touching at times, never less than entertaining, and I see a lot of sincere love for Jesus in you guys."  -Dwight Lilies, song writer

The Lord has given you a wonderful window through which to present the Gospel!   - Field Director of Alliance Missions to Paraguay

"What a wonderful ministry to both children and adults.  In past years it has been a struggle to arrange programing that would hold the attention of all ages, but also challenge each heart with God's gift of Salvation.  Thank you for sharing your ministry."  -Sunday School Sup't.

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