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Kingdom Building in Korea

There he was, all 40 or so inches of him, heading up to the stage determined to be the first one to share at open mic time at Camp. This is a time where campers can share about their experiences during the week in front of the entire camp. In our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Eric was a good student – bright and very accomplished with his English as a 4th grader. He stepped on stage and proceeded to tell everyone how excited he was to “receive God’s salvation for himself” this week!

A few days later, Eric’s mother and father expressed deep gratitude for what this camp meant for their son and their entire family. Choking back tears, Mom said, “We are a very devout Christian family, but he has never personally professed any faith. We have been praying and are so thankful to God.” Choking back tears of my own, I said, “Praise God! Eric is a very special young man and we are so thankful to God as well.”

As parents and campers gathered around us for last minute photos, hugs, high fives, and words of appreciation, we humbly give thanks to God for allowing us to participate in His Kingdom work in South Korea.

Warm Beach Camp Korea is a program of Warm Beach Camp that brings together an American and Korean team for two weeks of cross-cultural relationships, a Day Camp for North Korean refugees, and a week-long ESL camp for kids combined with a youth camp for middle to high school youths.

What is it like to do ministry in South Korea? It’s like being in the midst of God working in young lives, receiving testimony of children coming to faith, and praying Korean style (passionately in community). Ministering alongside young people with passionate devotion. Taking part in God’s global family on mission. Living amidst a church forged fairly recently in the arc of history through the crucible of foreign occupation and devastating war. Experiencing a taste of God’s coming Kingdom. Simply refreshing, inspiring, and amazing!

Join us next year on mission in Korea and see the Lord work in your life and the lives of others. Learn more at https://www.warmbeach.com/camps/warm-beach-korea/.

-Pat Patterson, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

Beautiful Music

On any given Thursday afternoon during the summer, if you drive into Camp towards the big tent you can hear the music and elation flowing from Special Friends campers, volunteers, and staff. The band is playing, drums are hit, tambourines and maracas are shaken, air guitars are strummed, and campers and staff alike are dancing and singing with joy. The moment the music begins to play, the dynamic changes, everyone seems to understand the common language of music, and the ...

The Gardener, the Vine, and the Branch

Photo by www.zanda. photography on Unsplash He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. John 15:2 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/jhn.15.2.NLT  Jesus tells us that, in vineyard terms, that He is the vine, our lives are the branches coming off of the vine, and God the Father is the gardener taking care of keeping the vine and the branches healthy and producing. When it comes ...

Planning and Purpose

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash You can make many plans, but the Lord ’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/pro.19.21.NLT  Planning is an important part of life. It encourages engagement with others, reflection on what is, what needs to be, and how to get there. By nature, planning is a process and continuous. Our planning is different than God’s purpose. Planning describes how we envision getting from point A to point B in our lives. God’s purpose is ...