2019 has already turned out to be a banner year for Man Camps at Miracle Camp. One of the many joys for the Miracle Camp team is hearing stories of God’s faithfulness during our weekends. Maybe now more than ever, Christian men need a place to be within the brotherhood. The freedom experienced in Christ when we are unplugged from the everyday is something that can be hard to find between shifts, trips for work, family obligations and taking care of everyday life. Man Camp weekends allow the space for men to reconnect with God and each other.
This Spring, 853 Men joined us for four consecutive weekends of grilling meat, talking around fires, playing camp games for bragging rights and finding the space to open up about the challenges and victories that are part of following Jesus. Both early morning prayer times and late night fireside ribbing give men time to grow together. With a weekend to gather with other men and disconnect from the routine, men get much needed space to pray and refocus themselves on work and relationships waiting back at home.
We were honored to partner with FEC pastors Mike Drury, Nate Hamblin and Jake Mills; this year we also were able to send off longtime Man Camp speaker Tom Harmon, who spoke about Finishing Well. Centering discussions around weekend themes such as biblical manhood and forging relationships took small group discussions a level deeper, setting the table for old groups and new friends to find common threads to discuss and grow closer to God together.
From the men who make Man Camp part of their annual routine, to our first timers this Spring—Thank You. Two simple words that go unspoken too often. By expressing our gratitude, most of all we want give glory to God for the work He does at our camp.