Our church campout’s purpose is to literally hang out with our church family in “uninterrupted” fellowship together for a week. The last five years we have done this at Lone Pine Group Campground, which is the most fantastic group site on the planet! A paved circle with 11 different campsites allows for our kids to ride bikes easily & room for over 20 families to be together. Further, the campground is close enough to Roseburg that many families can come for the evening & people can go back & forth for work or other events. The fruit of this event is that it has help build true community in the life of our church family. It has allowed for those who love the outdoors to do more things like this together & helped our children develop closer relationships. Not to mention the late night corn-hole competitions have created great camaraderie!
There have been few moments in my ministry that have happened where the Lord seemed to change directions on me at the last minute. This past week, really wasn’t one of those.