June 2013 - Update

"Primary Camp" at Bethany Farm in Exira, IA

Dear partners in the gospel,

Summer is finally here! And along with the arrival of summer, we’ve had the privilege of visiting three different Bible camps in Iowa as missionary speakers.

Sharing about missions with young people has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. We spent several late nights sipping decaf coffee and nibbling chocolate bars while trying to answer the question, “What is the best way to explain to grade school, jr. high, and high school kids about God’s desire for all nations to honor Him…?” I’m afraid we gained several grey hairs and a few ‘stress’ pounds in the process.

We are grateful to look back now and see blessings we’ve also gained from investing time with these dear young people. Clearly the Holy Spirit worked beyond our human efforts and we pray the effects will play a part in our Father’s plan for the nations to know Him. Three campers—ranging from eight years to college-age—expressed their desire to share Christ throughout the earth! God had already planted the seed in each of their hearts before we ever met them, but we were honored to be able to water those precious seeds and pray for future harvest as these young people go forth with the good news of grace in Jesus.

And so, our summer has already been full with adventures yet to come. Let the peoples praise Him!

In His grace, John & Jo Beth

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