Just seven weeks ago I watched 400+ staff and students prepare tirelessly for the arrival of campers. Each year Word of Life Bible Institute hosts Word of Life Snowcamp. Snowcamp is hands down the most fun you can have in 44 hours. Staff and students give all they have to provide campers with an amazing experience. You can check out the weekend in review video here!
It is a joy to watch students who have never shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ help lead an individual to understand the Gospel for the first time. Seeing students serve in the dish pit, the kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, indoor and outdoor program and so many other areas with joy and excellence is humbling to me. Our counselors who are students at the Bible Institute poured their lives into campers every moment available. Just this morning I was told by a leader “this year the counselors have been the best we have ever seen.” Oh, that these students never loose the joy of serving others!
The commitment of every staff and student to help each camper with their “next step with Jesus” is contagious. The spirit on campus these days has been amazing to say the least. Students talking about life-changing conversations and moments of tears and laughter as they recount their Snowcamp memories never gets old. As an alumnus I can remember vividly my Snowcamp Experience.
I am so proud of each and every staff and student who has served and made much of Jesus in every situation and moment. Most colleges are preparing students to make a living, but here at the Word of Life Bible Institute we are committed to preparing students how to live. I am convinced when a student is involved in ministry and goes hard after Jesus in their studies, their relationships and ministry – you then have learned what it is to live.
This year we have served 2,119 campers at Snowcamp. There has been 218 recorded decisions for Jesus and 1,285 students came forward in dedication stating – I am all in for Jesus, committing all I have and every hope to be to Jesus.
Maybe you are reading this and wonder what I am speaking of when I say a person understanding the Gospel, you can learn more here at Experience Hope.
If you are an alumni of the Word of Life Bible Institute or a Snowcamp Camper Alumni and you had a memorable experience, would you share it with us in the comments? We would love to hear from you.
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