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Dear Faith Family,
            Refreshing, challenging, and inspiring are all words that describe our Merge Mission Camp. Our group set out on a mission to rebuild a porch for a family in need. As you can see the deck was rotting and was unsafe for the family to use. We went in the first day and tore down the old part. Over the next days we worked hard to rebuild the deck. We wanted not only to build a deck for this family (any secular group can do that) but we wanted to minister to this family. Over the week we shared the love of Christ with them, encouraged them to find, and share with them scripture to encourage them. One verse I shared with them was 1 Samuel 16:7 which says, “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

The family was new to the area and eager to find a church. The first church they visited judged them before getting to know them based on their looks. What we need to realize is God looks on the inside not the outward appearance. We are not called to judge, but rather love with a Christ like love. My hope is the week we spent with them will help repair their relationship with the Lord.

The other times at camp we had some free time to enjoy the lake as well as worship and great preaching. The facility is very nice at Toccoa -- they even fed us well! Next year I would love to see many others go with us. A big thank you to all those that gave donations to help us go! Your faithfulness in giving is a blessing. As school starts back please pray for our students and all the school faculty and staff.

 - Pastor Bradley

 Pastor Bradley & Ashley Thomas

Kinsley, Teagan & Abraham