I write this while sitting at SeaTac airport, making the most of a several hour layover.  I am heading to our All-Region Ministry Conference. The conference is being hosted at the Florence-Carlton Community Church which is in the Bitterroot Valley, just south of Missoula, Montana. 

In between rounds of playing Angry Birds on my phone and interrupting Stacy's work day with whimsical text messages, I am drawn to reflect on this year's family camp. What a great experience!  

We had a full camp of excited and enthusiastic people. And seeing the pictures of the weekend excursion pop up on Facebook is allowing me to relive the fun. Cheering on Catie Tesreau and Sara Soha as they attempted to race a canoe across Crescent Lake was a personal highlight. For anyone left wondering... they didn't win, although they were the first ones back to shore. 

There are few opportunities as conducive to building relationships as the fun which Family Camp provides. I am glad for the opportunity it gave me to know so many of you better.

The highlight of the camp was when we baptized two of our own. Colton Bowers, a high school student who has been faithfully attending Youth Group & Young Life this year, was one. 

The other was Sheila Miller. Sheila has been attending First Baptist, along with her sister Maureen, for a little while. And she is a mom to a wonderful little girl named Jamie. 

There is no better celebration for Family Camp than to be used by God to grow His family!

Blessings all,
Pastor Tim

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This article originally appeared in the June 2014 edition of the FBC newsletter. Click here to view the rest of this newsletter.