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The Faith Week Experience

One summer, a ministry partner of mine who would paint during the worship came to Faith Week.  The painting was inspired by the Lord as much as the worship. I can remember talking about what the Lord has accomplished us. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”2 Corinthians 5:21. He became filth and sin.  Why?  So he could eliminate it’seffect on what He loves most…His creation.  Oh the Lord had our attention!  I remember turning around and seeing what the painter had painted.  She painted the picture of a door and it had a crown hanging on the doorknob. It had a red blood handprint symbolizing Christ had gone through the door and became what cripples us…sin. Then he rescued me.  He went in a door that I hide behind and brought me out.

I think for anybody between the ages of 13 to 18, in that middle school or high school range, the real draw to Faith Week is “experience.”  It’s that word “experience”, trust me you will experience the Lord.  It’s like no other camp. There’s a lot of camps you can go to, a lot of bells and whistles, a lot of fancy housing and no camp has good food (humorously) except Faith Week.  But, you know, there’s a draw at other camps, the athletic, dorms…things like that, but often times you’re attending a program and that’s not what Faith Week is.  Faith Week is an “experience.”  We prepare but then we step back and let the Lord has his reign and to this day we’ve never been disappointed.

Brad Fogarty


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