Heart surgery

Posted on Jan 31, 2012

This January, lots of renovation work has been completed underground, in order to upgrade plumbing to buildings and electrics to buildings at Camp DeWolfe…We are reminded how there is always more than meets the eye. Lots of infrastructure under the surface of what can be seen needs upgrading and brought up to code…Similar like with each of us, because most of the work that Christ does in changing and growing us into loving children of God, happens under the surface, within our hearts and minds. Heart surgery. It hurts, it’s painful and it’s messy. BUT the result is always to improve the quality of life and conditions following….We pray that as we see these physical improvements at Camp DeWolfe, we also remember a lot of these improvements are within. This month we thank God for His grace and mercies that are new each morning.With each of these snapshots, we encourage you to see the mess and dirt and remember that a life with Christ gets messy, as the Holy Spirit always longs to remove what we are not created to carry or be burdened with. Christ longs for us to be free and clean and pure. As it is with this ministry… look at each picture and remember the dirt and mess… but also remember and envision that within the next few weeks, this will improve and will be cleaned and will be a place of peace.St Luke’s Chapel getting plumbing and electric upgrades for new bathrooms and new heating systems…Paving removed from outside the Canon Davis Dining Hall to remove tripping hazards…This will be replaced with new concrete to be poured in February…Bobcat removing rotten and hazardous fencing and decking around the Swimming Pool area…The Kitchen floor…. old redundant plumbing removed for upgrades and to meet code… This will be the dishwasher area…This will be a kitchen…This will be a storage room…This will be a legal sink area…Removing old patio from Meeting Hall…Inside the Meeting Hall…. installing the new divider so two groups of up to 75 can meet at the same time…MANY dumpsters of trash…“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)