Many of you have been praying for our family as we break from our ministry at the Guest House in El Paso for our first Home Assignment. Our first major stop was Michigan where we were the missionary speakers at Camp Gitche Gumee on Lake Superior. I (Narah) started going to Gitche Gumee’s family camp when I was seven. Two years ago when we were there as campers, we were asked to be the missionary speakers for the summer of 2015. We said yes, having no idea how we were going to accomplish getting back to Gitche Gumee, but trusting that God wanted our yes. God worked out the details and we were able to speak! Of course getting ready for five speaking sessions was a bit overwhelming and intimidating….and humbling.
Camp normally seems to just fly by. You get there and the next thing you know you are packing to go home. Except when you’re a speaker. In which case, at least for us, the week went at a nice slow pace. Towards the end of the week we found ourselves feeling a bit more at ease with this speaking thing. Maybe it’s like folks who have a fear of flying, once you do it enough you overcome that fear. Unless you’re some folks, and then you always have a pit in your stomach just thinking about take off and landings.
It was also fun to reconnect with folks I haven’t seen in years, but grew up going to camp with. We also enjoyed getting to know so many new families and faces.
With each session we wanted to convey to our listener about us as people, the Guest House Ministry, how it takes a crew to keep a tribal missionary on the field, and how tribal missions works. We prayed each morning that we would be clear, that God would give us the words. If we did that, then to God be the glory, for it is great things HE has done.