Have you ever stepped into a room full of people and had a sneaking suspicion you weren’t welcome?  As the days slip by it is becoming increasingly apparent in this country that if you are a follower of Christ and take His Word seriously you are not terribly welcome in many circles.  This is nothing new in other parts of the world, but it is indeed new for America. (more…)


You’ve just sent your kid off to camp for the week and you’ve enjoyed 24 hours of quiet in your house and then it hits you….I wonder what they are doing at camp?  I wonder what they are teaching them in chapel?  Well…wonder no more.  Today, High School Camp 1 Speaker Brian Holland just delivered a simple, powerful, funny and poignant message about having a quiet time with God .  What does a quiet time look like:  Praying to God, Reading the Bible, Observing what God’s Word says, Meditating on God’s Word, Writing (or journaling), Applying it to our lives and Sharing with it others.  Together these key components of a quiet time make up the acronym  PROM WAS…something your typical teenager won’t forget..


Mitch and Jesse smileyAs summer inches closer day by day, the excitement seems to grow around Mt. Gilead until it’s nothing short of infectious.  With counselors arriving, the grounds crew busy at work, sweet smells of delicious food rising out of the kitchen, and prayers ascending to the Father, these grounds are ready for the coming months, and ecstatic about what God is going to do in the lives of every camper that comes out here this summer.  God is nothing short of amazing in every way, and we are expecting HIM to do amazing things out here in the next two and a half months or so.  It will be incredible.   

My family and I are getting to join in on that excitement this year being back at Gilead after 5 wonderful years in Oregon away from camp.  While it’s great to be back in our home state of California, that feeling doesn’t compare with knowing that we’re walking in the will of God, available to be used in whatever way He might see fit.  For this summer, He is using us to head up/lead the new Timothy Team leadership development programs, and we couldn’t be happier.    (more…)