I was surprised to discover that, when I signed up to go to Bermuda, it wasn’t an all-expense paid vacation. It does sound that way at first when we think of such a beautiful and warm place. Bermuda certainly has been hot on the minds of seven NBBI students who have the exciting opportunity to go on a missions’ trip this summer. We are all excited to be able to join the Word of Life staff to help with VBS and camp from June 25 to August 20.
As a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute, camp ministry already had a special place in my heart. However, I know that with each new camp experience comes different challenges, lessons, people to minister to and circumstances that God uses to remind us of our complete dependence on Him.
In preparation for our time there, each member of the team has met together during the school year on a daily basis in order to pray for our anticipated adventure. This has been a wonderful time for us as we bathe the whole process in prayer and seek to keep the ultimate purpose in mind. Knowing completely that we will get tired, discouraged, and perhaps not visibly see the fruit from our labours, we remember how God has said in 2 Corinthians 4:7 that “we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” We have the privilege of taking the treasure of the gospel, despite our weaknesses, to share it with those who desperately need it for salvation and daily living.
Post by: Stephanie Wellbrock (’12)
Related: Word of Life Bermuda
This post appears in the June 2012 Open Bible Bulletin. (Click for pdf version)