I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
What Did Pastor Bud Say to the Youth Camp Team?
Upon returning home from Jr High Summer Camp, the team received a letter from Pastor Bud Burk from which I excerpt:
Most of life is in the routine, in the normal. Most of life is found in things like doing the dishes, doing homework, cleaning up after the dog, paying bills, doing laundry, working on the discipline of devotions outside of a camp-like experience, shopping for food, and taking out the trash. Most of life is not in experiences like Camp Shetek. Here is the word of encouragement: God reigns in the routine, in the normal, as well as in the “high moments.” He is as present to you when you are taking out the trash as he was during the campfires at camp. Remember what Jesus said as quoted in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”