Big Lake, Summer Camp, Oregon, Christian, SDA, Adventist, Kids, Summer, Sisters, Hoodoo
03
APR
2020

Climb On!

“For you are my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.” Psalms 31:3 The first time I went rock climbing, I bubbled with excitement and nervousness! I let a few people go before me, in hopes that the nerves would fade. The...
30
MAR
2020

First, Love

1 Corinthians 13:2  “And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” I love people. If you go and ask anyone what I’m like, they’ll tell you...
26
MAR
2020

Stand Strong

It was my senior year, and my last basketball season. My team and I had been having a great season but we had a tough game ahead of us. Game day arrived, and we were not playing at our best. The other team was up 20 points throughout the whole game, yet we never gave up. We...
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...
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...
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...
28
JUL
2014

Teen I – Monday

The teens are here! And we couldn’t be more excited because this is where the spiritual connections get deep. Sure, there are the teen stereotypes: obsessed with the opposite gender, disrespectful, eyes glued to a smartphone. But here at Big Lake we see something else in...
21
JUL
2014

Tween – Monday

Here we are back in action! Tween Camp is rolling and we are so excited to spend this week with our our 150+ twelve through thirteen year olds. This last weekend we had the opportunity to go to Gladstone Camp Meeting and spread the word about our ministry. On Sabbath morning we...