This article was written on 30 May 2014, and is filed under United States.

Ministering at a Youth Camp on Memorial Day Weekend

Don and Myrna were invited to teach and preach at a Ukrainian Christian Youth Camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on Memorial Day weekend. The theme of the camp was ”Temptation” and how to resist it. Don preached and also taught the youth leaders, while Myrna taught the young women. They each got down to the foundation of temptation, lies from Satan that include his attack on our worth and his attack on the sufficiency of Jesus. Don also taught how a key to victory over temptation is our focus, teaching, “Whatever we focus on becomes bigger in us, and whatever becomes bigger in us we believe and live out.” That is why “fixing our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2)” is so important so that He becomes bigger in us and we become like Him! Virtually everyone received a “Resist” shirt with James 4:7 printed on the back, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Some of the fun over the weekend involved going on a hike that ended up to be 8.3 miles long because we got a little lost – we were so confused as pictured!!! Also invited to teach was Pastor Victor Shchipaylo from Ukraine, pictured with Don and Myrna during a question and answer session at the end of the camp. Don and Myrna enjoyed getting to know Victor, and teaching and hanging out with the youth – it was a blast!


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