"The camper’s mom was deeply moved that her son was flourishing as a part of our camp family."
July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018
May 3, 2018
As Bev and I write this letter, we find ourselves, like all Canadians, still deeply moved by the Saskatchewan highway tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos and the shocking loss of life in Toronto—three blocks from where our family spent two summers with relatives. Events like this shake us to the core, reminding us what is most important.
Typically, each spring we write to present the opportunities and challenges for a summer of sharing the Gospel with Canadian children, youth, and their families. But this year we are up against an entirely different challenge: the financial impact caused by the federal government rejecting dozens of One Hope Canada camp ministry applications. Why? Because we refused to give an unqualified “yes” to one line on the application form that says One Hope Canada supports the government’s non-scriptural position on reproduction and sexuality. We estimate an additional $250,000 is needed to support...
March 2, 2018
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February 16, 2018
Every camp worker knows the moment only too well: it is the end of the week, the campers are played-out, the staff members are tired and cranky, and in an atmosphere of exhaustion, it is far too easy to miss the moments of God at work. Two campers on the last day are coloring while waiting to be picked up, and I am preparing for the next day. When I sit down, one of them hands me a drawing of three crosses, explaining: “because Hampton Bible Camp is about Jesus!”
This is the story that comes to mind most often when I talk about the ministry of day camp at Hampton Bible Camp. God has given us an incredible opportunity to build relationships with many children over eight weeks, some of whom have attended every week of day camp for the past three years. In the course of a...
November 27, 2017
In your post for The Gospel Coalition Canada you reference a new movement of evangelism. What characterizes this new movement?
This new movement is characterized by fidelity to the truth of the Bible and to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many churches that believe in the historic truths of Christianity are growing. This movement is also characterized by its age: its leaders and pastors are young—under 40—which bodes well for the movement’s future.
How can believers protect themselves from becoming discouraged with Canada’s spiritual condition and inadvertently adopt a victim mentality in light of negative societal changes and religious trends?
Canada’s spiritual condition is a cause for worry and discouragement. But if we remember three things, we avoid the victim mentality and can hope for a brighter future for the Gospel in Canada.
The first thing to realize is that Christ is building His church and...