Back Summer Recap: Students go to camp in the middle of Tropical Storm Debby
July 31st, 2012
While Tropical Storm Debby tore through Florida at the end of June, causing extensive flooding, several tornadoes, and high winds, Brentwood Baptist Student Ministry took the biggest group they've ever had to camp in Panama City Beach.
From June 22-26, 284 students and leaders worked around the tropical storm, taking activities inside and venturing out when the coast was clear. The ministers stayed glued to the weather forecasts, ensuring that everyone was safe from harm so the fun could continue through worship, games, and more.
Greg Pinkner spoke and Dave Hunt led worship each day, at times flushing the format to let the Holy Spirit lead, whether it was students deciding to follow Christ for the first time or recommitting their lives to Him.
Linc Taylor, Student Minister, said, "Even though it was crazy weather, it brought our students together. We really just got a lot of rain, but it didn't dampen the mood. Thirty people made professions of faith, 20 more recommitted their lives to Christ, and we baptized more than 25 in the pool at Shalimar Retreat Center."
On Tuesday, while most of the students packed up to go home, 39 seniors stayed behind for the annual "Senior Stay." Linc said, "It was a good time of community for them to share stories they experienced throughout high school, how God moved in their lives, and where He'll be taking them in college."
Mark your calendar! Student fall LIFE Groups and activities begin again on Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.