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It's Not Either - Or

Posted by Dan Bolin on OA10er @ 10:29
“Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.”

D.L. Moody
Some ministries I admire focus on spiritual disciplines. They inspire prayer, fasting, contemplation, journaling, and introspective reflection. Other ministries I support are deeply committed to relieving human suffering. They feed the poor, free slaves, and build hospitals.

So, who is right? 

Well, both and neither. Life does not give us the privilege of focusing solely on what we enjoy and avoiding things that make us feel uncomfortable. God expects us to connect with Him AND reach out to others.

Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, was visited by an angel with a special message from God. The angel told him, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.” (Acts 10:4)

Cornelius’ prayers and his gifts to the poor combined to provide a singular memorial offering to God. Cornelius understood the importance of spending time with God and serving others on behalf of God.

Present your life as a memorial offering to God. Nurture a prayer life that connects you to God, and intentionally reach out to others as your service to God.  
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Please pray for CCI-Russia that God will provide a new tenant for the office space, and that the national staff team will develop deeper bonds that will lead to greater mission effectiveness and that God will strengthen the national team as they travel and participate in camps over the next six weeks.

While many are enduring heat and even wildfires this time of year, it is a cold winter season in South Africa. CC-South Africa would like to ask for prayer health and welfare of its members, as well as provision during the winter season.  


CCI-East Africa board would like prayers as they plan for the up coming Annual training taking place September 4-8: Please pray for the venue and weather that it will be favorable. Pray for the program that it will be well received and impact full. Pray for the facilitators that they will be chosen by God, that they will be after God's heart and will be able to deliver the program to impact lives. 


CCI-Canada asks for prayer that God will provide wisdom to camp leaders in their interaction with staff and with the general public.


CCI-UK asks for prayer to find the perfect replacement for Linda, their Finance Officer, who left last week. They are thankful for Karen, who is standing in, but need a permanent replacement who will fit in with the team and help the ministry continue to deliver for its members. They are also thankful for excellent board meetings this week, both of CCI-UK and CSCBG, our buying group. And finally, they ask for protection, great weather and God encounters for all those young people going on Christian camps over the summer, which start in the next few weeks.

The new board of directors of CCI-Spain is taking over their responsibilities. Please pray for wisdom as they guide the ministry into the future and all God has for His camps in Spain. Government paperwork is always complicated. Ask the Lord to guide Manuel as he finishes up some very needed work with the Government for CCI-Spain. Ask the Lord to take it smoothly through to the end. Pray for the camp leaders in Spain who are enthused about CCI, but have not become members as yet, that they would take steps toward membership.


Please pray for CC-New Zealand’s - Directors Manager Training on July 30, their Conference on July 31-Aug 3 and the Marriage Retreat for Camp Directors on August 3-6. Pray for good attendance, for encouraging and helpful training and instruction, for safety in travel and that the Lord would be glorified in all the details and in the lives of those who are a part of each event.

Please pray for the upcoming CVA Leaders Forum on August 1- 3 in Australia. Pray for the details and logistics to run smoothly, for safe travels for all who are coming to be a part, and that it is a timing or learning, encouragement and blessing for all who attend.


Please pray for the Board of Directors of CCI-Worldwide as they search for the next International Director of CCI. Pray for wisdom, discernment, unity and direction as they work to fill this position with God's choice for the next years of ministry. Pray for sensitivity and obedience in the heart of the one the Lord is calling to step into CCI leadership. And pray for current CCI International Director Dan Bolin as he seeks to finish strong and end this season of ministry well.


Christian Camping Community Malaysia ask that you join them in praying for events in October or November to share the benefits of Christian camps and using of Christian venues. Please pray that God will guide them every step of the way.   


At least three camps in British Columbia are currently evacuated due to wildfires: Lake of the Trees near 100 Mile House is a small One Hope Canada (formerly known as Canadian Sunday School Mission) camp; Camp Tulahead, a non-denominational camp near Princeton; and RockRidge Canyon, a brand new Young Life of Canada property near Princeton. Please pray for safety and the preservation of their facilities and for other camp properties in the US that have been affected by wildfires this season.


Update on Emily Hunter: The medications prescribed seem to be working well. Emily has good energy, then runs out of steam and needs to rest. But she is largely pain free, praise the Lord! She still is being monitored by doctors, but it seems the worst of her struggles are now behind her. Your continued prayers are appreciated.



CCNZ - July 30 - Directors Manager Training - Pacific Park
CCNZ - July 31 - August 3 - Conference - Totara Springs Conference Center
CVA-Australia – July 31-Aug 2 – Leaders Forum 17
CCI-East Africa - Sept 4-8 - Annual training - AIC Diguna Nairob
CCI-East Africa - Oct 12 - Safety trainingi
CCI-Netherlands - Nov 7 - Semi-Annual General Assembly
CCNZ - Nov 17 - AGM - Aucklands
CCI-Mexico - Nov 17-20 - National Conference - Tabasco
CCI-Romania - Nov 21-22 - Director's Institute - "And Now What"
CCI-Canada - Nov 27-29 - Leadership Summit
CCCA - Dec 4-7 - Annual Conference - The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, CO


CCI-Spain Jan 17-21 - National Conference - Siete Robles

Please let us know if I have missed any important dates.
If you would like to be added to our mailing to circulate prayer requests, email dan@cciworldwide.org.Thank you for taking time to read and pray for these items. May God bless you for your support of CCI-Worldwide.  
Dan Bolin| CCI Worldwide | P.O. Box 9508 | Tyler, Texas | 75711 | 
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