“The Buzz” is the popper words used to describe last evening and into today. After I finished posting on the blog last night, one young man who was rather agitated with some of the things we spoke about last evening came walking through the door (after he was to be in his cabin). I asked him to pull up a seat and said it was rather obvious I had said something that did not sit well with him and I wondered what it was. Without going into detailed explanation here, let’s just say it was a God moment that we ran into each other. While he has not given his life to the Lord and in fact is a long way from that point, he apologized to me for his actions and attitude. With our culture in America today, many believe some things we say seem racist or come from a heart that desires to divide. When they find that we actually care about them, there is a confusion that takes place because they have to process it. To prove the point, one of the camp staff named Rebeckah pulled me aside after our chapel and said a young man come up to the chow window as if to get seconds. He said, “I’m really not here for seconds but I want to ask you a question. Why are you so nice to us?” Her answer was, “Because we care about you and desire the best for you.” He said that just didn’t make sense but he wanted to let them know he appreciated them being so nice.
You see, we have taken them from the surroundings and culture they know and things are being reworked in their minds. They have a lot to learn about football but they have a lot to learn about the realities of life and they are truly learning about the truths of God’s Word. We heard from the head athletic trainer this morning that she was with her staff and two assistant coaches discussing for two hours what we covered last night in chapel. She spoke with one young man who confesses he has ‘opened his mind’ and no longer believes in religion or God or that there is one single way to life after death here on earth. (I spoke with him also last night).
So there is a buzz taking place in the Hills of Scioto. It is not locusts or bees or birds… it is of the Holy Spirit working in the hearts of so many who have either very little understanding or extremely messed up understanding. Tonight we lay the gospel out plain and simple and would you be praying with us at about 6:30 to 7:00 pm and ask God that His Word would be sharper than a two edged sword and penetrate the hearts of these young men? The enemy is not happy and the battle is waging and it can almost be felt. Now we need the saints to pray. I will follow up and let you know of any happenings this evening…
All for One and One for all,
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I LOVE reading these stories as it feeds my spirit and heart! Praying for you tonight as you share the gospel with these young men. Know that in Columbus we are praying and planning a 24/7/10 day revival from August 17-27 for unity of churches and races to ignite the Holy Spirit to rain down in Ohio. It’s an exciting time indeed!
Praise the Lord Patti