Camp Men-O-Lan, located in Quakertown, PA, is the oldest operating Mennonite camp in the US. Established in 1941, it has been serving the community for 80 years.
More than just spiritual growth for campers, Christian camps offer a social education as well. It was at camp that I had my first face-to-face living experience with those of another race, culture, and neighborhood identity. What better place to learn the beauty of diversity than at camp?
Spring is here! And along with the change in season, I often find myself refreshed and excited about the “newness” that nature once again graces us with.
This year, however, I realized that I have taken it for granted and have forgotten the wonder and the excitement of little growth around us. Leave it to my son, recently adopted from Jamaica, to remind me.
How do we live life in such a way that it requires faith? Hebrews 11 says that, “without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him, must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
I see God at work building faith in Him in many different ways in our community. In my role as prayer ministry coordinator for Franconia Conference, much of what I do involves seeing people cooperating with God through prayer as they put their faith in a God who invites us to come to the throne of grace with boldness (Hebrews 4:16).