Do you say "justa" or Justice?
Do you say justa or Justice?
When doing an inventory of your time, talents, and treasures, what do you have? In April, Water (my golden doodle) and I purged a large amount of our stuff in the Minister Mat Murphy’s Minimalism Marketplace, which eventually, in partnership with Garvinwood GBC (Evansville, IN) and Junction GBC (Junction, IL), raised $3000+ for General Baptist International Ministries. I found we keep many things that either do not or are not currently adding value. I discovered there was much untapped potential with my time, talent, and treasure possessions. Many things were available, but for one reason or another, they were not adding value.
This lesson was taught to us again when we were able to speak at family night of junior camp at Camp Clark, for the Union Association of General Baptists in Dixon, KY. Yes, I took Water to a camp to preach. We used tricks and stories to talk about the importance of clean drinkable water and working for others. Nearly 100 jr. high students and over a dozen sr. high counselors attended the week of June 17-June 21st. This year's theme was Justice League.
The camp was directed by Brother Keith Wilcox, Pastor of Sebree General Baptist Church.
The preaching came from 4 different GB pastors from Indiana and Kentucky.
Music for the week came from both Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church and Sebree General Baptist Church.
The counselors were over a dozen high school students and several adult volunteers.
The curriculum was written by Amanda Knight from Neal’s Chapel GBC.
The set was designed and painted by Becky Poe, from Sebree General Baptist Church.
So many more people contributed to make this camp, and so many other camps at Camp Clark, a reality.
All of that is great, but what about Jesus?
Over 20 students made a first time decision for Jesus during this week.
At family night on Wednesday night, over $500 was raised for this year’s GBIM VBS offering for the clean water project.
What do you have available? You “just” paint. You “just” play music. You “just” pastor. You “just” have a dog. You “just” are a high school student. You “just” cook.
Turn your “justa” into justice. Fight for the oppressed. See the lost found. Care for the widows and the orphans. Isaiah 1:16-17