Last week, I had the privilege of joining our All Church Camp at Mt. Carmel, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. The 5-day activity had a theme of “Small things, they say, yet matters a lot with God” – emphasizing that what often times the world calls small or insignificant, when God or the Bible calls it a big matter, IT IS A BIG MATTER.
We had a great time of fellowship, Bible devotions, games, and of course, the preaching of God’s Word. Great gospel preachers from different parts of Mindanao gave us a fresh dose of God’s Word. We were encouraged, exhorted and “exhaled” by the different preachers. My pastor, Rev. Anselmo Ingay, gave the final message of the camp; he expounded on the life of David the shepherd boy and how God used him to defeat the giant.
Scripture memory was also encouraged during the camp as a t-shirt with the camp logo was promised to those who could memorize all 9 camp verses. It wasn’t easy but it sure was worth it, not only because of the prize, but because of the encouragement those verses will produce one’s heart.
Again, I’m looking forward to next year’s camp. I’m praying that many will be able to attend and God’s power will again be evident through life changing decisions and surrendered lives.