Saturday, September 1, 2018

Summer Camp, Summer Teams and Sumac

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Summer Camp, Summer Teams and Sumac

What a busy summer we seem to have had. We headed to Florida in July to be the jr chapel speakers for one week that stretched into 2 weeks.  It was great to work alongside Life for Youth Camp counselors to share the love of Jesus every night with the campers.  It was also great to see Sammi work at the camp where she was born and spent her toddler years. 
It was then back to Richmond, where Debbie and Jesse hosted the summer teams made up of a local Korean church and a church group from Greensboro, NC.  We worked in the city with a local refugee ministry along with serving the local community with yard work projects and Character Club lessons at the community center. 
Then it was off to Indiana to do some support raising but also to share and encourage others at a couple of churches.  In Indiana, we discovered what poison sumac is and how allergic Debbie is to it.  Doctors visits and lots of rain were the not so fun part of the trip. 
It has been a summer of going and sharing and encouraging others. We were blessed to get to see many friends and family members that we had not seen in a long time. Relationships are so important and we are thankful for the old ones that we were able to reconnect with and also the new ones that we made. 

Life for Youth Camp Jr Chapel
We were the chapel speakers and got to teach about Jesus and living for Him to about 70-80 campers each night. 
On the last night of chapel about 65 campers stood to commit to spending time with Jesus on a daily basis and getting to know Him more.
Summer Outreach Teams playing soccer with local refugees
Richmond has refugee programs with families who truly have been harmed in their home countries and can not safely live there. Our summer teams were able to go and play soccer and do some skits with this group of kids. 
Showing the love of Jesus by allowing them to just safely be kids for awhile.
Teaching the story of the Good Samaritan was a great way to share that Jesus loves us all and that we are responsible to be nice to others. 
Church of Hope in Amboy, Indiana
A sweet little spot to worship Jesus on Sunday mornings and get to spend time with fellow believers. It was nice to get to share in a church with some family members. Debbie's cousin, aunt and uncle work in the church here and Debbie's parents came to hear Debbie share.
Relationships are so important to the heart of God and so vital for our ministry.
Fall is coming!
This means the start of Jesse's senior year of high school.  We are looking forward to a season of serving here at the base in Richmond, Virginia. New schools will be starting here in a couple of weeks which always mean more people to encourage that are students but also the younger staff that tend to come to our house for a family dinner or just time sitting in a home enjoying fellowship. 

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Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!