“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come…” Ecclesiastes 12:1
Ever since I began to seriously think about having a family, the idea of raising my kids in a laid-back, stress-free environment where they had more opportunity to reflect on God and His creation became important to me. That is a key reason why I chose Northern Wisconsin as our home. I will admit, however, that there are plenty of days that I wonder if there is a place on earth that is truly ‘laid-back’. Life seems to be happening faster than ever and there are times I’m not sure that location impacts our ability to reflect on God at all. So, I’m starting to realize that even in the middle of life’s hectic schedules, reflection on God is a choice, not an automatic by-product of location or lifestyle. This is why we as parents, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, must emphasize the importance of time alone with God to our children. My prayer is that Northwoods Campus Outreach will be a ministry that gives kids those opportunities to reflect on God, His power and His love. Thanks for being part of the team!
It’s been a fun summer at NCO so far. Here are a few things we have done this summer.
Hosted a car wash in Spooner to help with the cost of some summer activities
Held a Bible Quizzing demo at a church in Shell Lake
Started two youth Bible Studies in the Spooner and Ladysmith areas
And, the summer is not over yet! Here are a few announcements of events coming up! Contact Tim (715)939-9450 if you want to know more details about these events.
Annual NCO Bible Quizzing picnic held in Ladysmith Park on Sunday, August 14th (2-5pm).
Conquest 2011! Everyone ages 13 through 19 is invited to attend what should be an awesome 3-day youth retreat. Talk to Tim or check it out on the Conquest 2011 tab.
Bible Quizzing starts with the first Saturday meet held at the Hayward Wesleyan Church on September 17th. This year’s passages include Mark, Hebrews and 1 & 2 Peter.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for NCO, and for the Stilwell family. Please continue to pray for Conquest 2011, our newly-formed Bible Studies, all of our quizzers that are starting to memorize God’s Word, and that God will bring new quizzers into our Bible Quizzing program.
Go with God!