The 2017 camp season is well underway and it has been a great year with outstanding summer staff, curious and energetic campers, and supportive parents, congregations, and friends. God is good.
Please continue to pray for the summer ministry at Camp EWALU as we move into the final weeks of camp!
We hope that campers have experiences at camp exploring God’s creation that will help them grow in faith, experience Christian community, enjoy outdoor adventures and make new friends. Wednesday night campfire prayers are an EWALU tradition. Here are a few stories that have been shared that help us to know its a tradition worth continuing!
PRAYERS FOR YOUNG AND OLD
“I am reminded often of the young explorer who was no taller than my waist reaching up to take my hand at the end of a Wednesday night campfire, asking if he could pray for me. That brought me to my knees and tears to my eyes. This young boy that had never spoken to me, a shaven head, middle-aged man, with a beard; was asking to pray for me. Had I just seen Jesus?”
PRAYERS OF HOPE
“I continued my patrol of the campfire when I noticed an LT sitting in tears with her friends. This LT was one of my first campers when I started working at EWALU. She & I always stayed in touch & I told her she would be an amazing counselor. I sat down in front of her & said, “You are loved and you are a child of God.”
She asked if we could pray together. We held hands & she began praying. She thanked God for having me in her life from the moment we met. At that moment, I’ll never forget what she said next, “Father, if we had never met at camp, I would not be here today. She saved my life. I would be dead if it wasn’t for her. She gave me hope.”
I soon found myself in tears & PRAYING TO GOD FOR HER. I don’t remember all that I said but I do know I thanked her for giving me my voice to talk to God again.”