Monday Musings – 09/07/12
MJ and I just returned from Alberta, last night, where I had the privilege of speaking at the 70th anniversary of Sunset Point Camp (formerly Alberta Beach Camp).
The people were incredible, the camp was awesome, and the sunsets…well take a look for yourself.
At the conclusion of the final service of camp, I asked the entire congregation to walk across the front of the tabernacle. In honour of 70 years, I challenged the people to leave any “excess baggage” at the altar and to return home as agents of change in their respective churches. What an incredible sight to watch literally hundreds of people walk across the altar and out the back doors of the tabernacle.
The most touching moment was to watch the last person who came. He was an elderly man who could barely walk and needed assistance to the altar. His determination was inspiring. After the tabernacle had emptied, he was still making his way down the aisle. The tears running down his face brought tears to my eyes. The cane he used to support himself told his story of the many years of history on that camp ground. It was a reminder of how necessary it is for the generations coming behind him to carry the torch, enabling the church to move toward greater Kingdom impact. God, at the sunset of this man’s life, please raise up a generation who will continue to pursue “the Son rise of Jesus” in the nation of Canada!!!!!
Speaking of sunsets, MJ and I are going to take a couple of weeks of vacation in another beautiful place of sunsets just before our return to Zambia on July 30th. We have a jammed packed schedule for August and September on the Continent of Africa, including trips to Uganda and Malawi.
Until next time from Zambia…
Taking risks for Kingdom impact!