Big Lake, Summer Camp, Oregon, Christian, SDA, Adventist, Kids, Summer, Sisters, Hoodoo
31
AUG
2017

Hope in Pain

I’m willing to bet that many of us are familiar with pain. And if you’re not, then you probably will be at some point in your life. That’s just the unavoidable nature of living in a sinful world. Although, pain is nothing to be afraid of as I used to be (and admittedly still can...
25
AUG
2017

Less of Me/Them, More of You

For a people who are “created in the image of God,” we devote a good chunk of time and energy to becoming someone we are not. As we begin to grow into the personality that makes us us, we begin to recognize the things that make other people them. Most of the time, we find as many...
20
AUG
2017

Hearing God’s Voice

Hearing God’s call and voice can be difficult in your life. For some, it is easy and clear to know a mission has been given to them. However, many times it is hard to know what is going on and what to do. The answer to this predicament can be found in three steps: 1....
07
AUG
2017

Boys Becoming Men

I cried last night. Last week, I went to my village director, the great Jeff Bradburn, and asked if I could have the Abba’s Child group the following week. I saw it as an opportunity to learn about dealing with grief and then share what I would learn with those at home. I’m not a...
02
AUG
2017

Too Many Things To Do

We say we want to grow closer to Jesus but we don’t make time to grow closer to Jesus. Growing your relationship with Jesus is like growing your relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Getting to know another person requires time. We spend time with the people whom we...
25
JUL
2017

How to Make an Awesome Campfire Without a Fire

Campers will sometimes tell us that campfire was their favorite part of Big Lake Youth Camp. So what makes Campfire so awesome? What is even Campfire? I will let the photos explain. All the campers arrive with their counselor and everyone starts getting groovy to the camp songs....
19
JUL
2017

Empowering Leadership

A behind-the-scenes look at our philosophy. Here at Big Lake we believe that every person is a leader and leadership is empowerment. Effective empowerment is building leaders. Delegating tasks builds followers, but empowering with authority builds leaders. Let others make...