It’s Camp Creek Week at SCBC

We’ve got a great crowd of kids here at Spring Creek this week for our annual Camp Creek.  It’s amazing to see the kids get so enthused singing the songs and they have been really attentive to the teaching times.  Of course some of them are familiar with the songs because they’ve been to VBS somewhere else this summer already.  But even these kids are having a good time experiencing the Spring Creek version of VBS on steroids we call “Camp Creek.”

Almost as much fun as watching the kids is watching all the leaders get into the songs and motions.  Our adult and youth leaders have been outstanding this week.  Especially in the afternoon when our youth pretty much run the entire show.  They have done a great job with the kids, even when we had to scramble the schedule because of yesterday’s rain.

Tomorrow we will be sharing the gospel and asking the kids to make decisions for Christ.  Would you join us in praying for the kids tomorrow, and through the rest of the week.  We hope to see many come to faith tomorrow and many of those baptized on our special baptism day in August.

So if you find yourself with nothing to do this week, even for a few hours, stop on by Spring Creek and join in the fun.  We’ll be here all week!

5 Things the Last Day of April 2013

1. One more month til Summer and lots to get done.  Every year I ask the same thing as many of you: how did it get here so fast?  I’m looking forward to all the events of Summer 2013, but I also know there is much to get prepared.  We’ve got our ETC Student Camp coming in June.  That’s a huge project every year but the investment of time and energy is well worth it.  I love to see how God moves in the lives of students and adults during the week.  I love being able to see how students grow up from year to year.  It’s also wonderful spending a week with the adults that we have come to know and love over the years.

2. After a one week break, we get our week of Camp Creek here at Spring Creek.  This is a great time with kids, youth and adults.  This will be our 8th year to offer a full day Camp Creek experience to the families of North Harris and South Montgomery county.  VBS fills the morning and then we’ll have about 100 kids stay for sports camp in the afternoon.  There is nothing like Camp Creek to get your blood flowing, your heart pumping and your legs moving.  Oh, did I mention it is exhausting.  But well worth it.

3. After one more week we are going on our Border Town Mission Trip to Brownsville, TX.  This one week trip is for adults and youth and will include sports camp and a building project.  I think it will be good to get back to the border since we haven’t been in about 6 years.  If you’re interested in this trip, we’re having an info meeting this Sunday afternoon @ 4:30.

4. So maybe you heard that an NBA player, Jason Collins, announced he was gay, becoming the first NBA player to do so.  Lots of news organizations are covering this story and ESPN’s Chris Broussard has started somewhat of a firestorm with his comments made after the announcement.  I agree completely with what Chris says and am very happy to hear such a clear, concise statement made supporting fundamental Christian belief.  Watch what he said here:

5. The TEBA Golf tournament was yesterday.  I played on a team that came in first place!  Wow.  We shot the best 4 man scramble score of any team I’ve ever played on.  Not only did we win, but the second place team was made up of all Spring Creek members: Jay, Matt, Mike Bolen and Jim Murphy.  Both of our teams shot a 55 but we won by virtue of a scorecard playoff.  We had a great time and TEBA was able to raise a lot of money for church planting.