Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Faith is Such a Beautifully Complicated Word
Faith is such a beautifully complicated word. Many things come to mind when talking about faith and Royal Family Kids Camp. As director of camp, you must have a lot of faith such as God providing campers, as well as the right leaders for those campers.
This past summer, I had faith that Jesus would provide enough men for our male campers. We were about ten days from the start of camp and we needed just one more male. If we didn’t get that male leader, we were not going to be able to take all of the boys we had planned on taking.
Jesus and social media to the rescue! I put an ‘all call’ out on social media asking for friends and family to “please, prayerfully consider joining us for camp.” I had called one person out by name, saying that he surely had to know at least one other person who could help us? I never had him in mind, as his wife was 8-1/2 months pregnant with baby number two, and baby number one was just 1-1/2 years old! I repeat, I NEVER had him in mind as he had so much happening in his life. A job change, a move the day before camp began, and again … his wife being 8-1/2 months along! He did not respond on social media but instead, he texted me asking for specific dates and times. During our text messaging, I realized the inquiries were for himself. I let him know my concerns with him leaving his wife and son behind and his response was “If God wants me there, we cannot deny.” My wife and I feel very strongly about foster children and camp, and she supports this 100%. I have FAITH that everything will work out. I’ll see you at training.”
While at training, he told me that he heard from God regarding one of his campers. He told me that God told him, that he and his wife were going to adopt one particular camper. Camp had come and gone and there was nothing moving forward with this young boy—the camper. He and his wife continued to pray and have faith that God will do what is right with this boy.
Months later they received a call from the boy’s social worker asking if they were still wanting to move towards adoption? These two have HUGE FAITH, and they have been moving forward with becoming licensed foster parents during this period of time.
In God’s time.
Presently, the couple is in the process of having visits with the boy, and there are upcoming meetings with our leader and people from the state. In these meetings, the boy will be asked if he would like to live with our leader and his family forever? One week of camp and FAITH is changing lives.
Faith is what brings us all together for God’s children. Faith heals hearts and minds. Faith gives children a chance to feel loved. Faith takes us out of our comfort zone and into the hands of a loving Father that we cannot see. And as we can see here, faith changes lives forever.