“One of the Best Ever!”
That was a comment heard often at the conclusion of Wintertainment 2010… our annual teen event between Christmas and New Years!
This year, we had close to 200 teens enjoying the beauty of Wisconsin winter from all over Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska! Highlights of the week always include skiing (both downhill and cross-country), tubing, Razzleblast, a Big Air Competition, a great speaker (Greg Speck) and a traditional favorite, our own creation, Animal Ball!
Most friends of camp don’t realize that Wintertainment is one of our oldest programs, dating back to the 1960’s. One of the great values in keeping this program going over the years is the spiritual ministry that always occurs at this phenomenal week. Listen to these few comments, directed at our speaker Greg after camp was over…
“Thank you SO much for letting God use you to speak truth into my friends and I this last week at CFS. I’m a changed person, and I’m not looking back. Although the feelings fade, I’m going to stand strong for the Lord through the good and bad. I will pursue Him with all my heart. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you so much for showing us Christ love for us and each other. God is using you to impact people, and now I want to pass that on to others, just as you have for me. I think one of the biggest things I learned this week was that God REALLY forgives me, and that for me to continue to grow…I need to forgive myself. He has forgotten my sin…now I choose live my life for Him.”
“Hey Greg. I just wanted to thank you for being the speaker at Wintertainment!! You don’t even know how much you impacted my life. I have been a Christian since I was five but there have been sometimes in my life when I didn’t show it or didn’t really care about showing that I was a Christian so I wasn’t being a light for Jesus or I wouldn’t share the gospel with anyone! Then you spoke and I realized that I need to keep my walk strong and share the gospel with people and shine my light for Jesus!! I also renewed some of my relationships and got to ask for forgiveness from my friends for my bad actions. I just want to say thanks one more time (THANKS) and I also would like to keep in touch with you!! LET’S MAKE 2011 THE BEST YEAR IN OUR WALK WITH CHRIST!! NOW IS THE TIME!!”
“You were such a great speaker, it was a pleasure listening to you speak to us about our awesome God! That one night at session I got down on my knees, said that prayer, and surrendered to God! I could literally feel my heart accepting Jesus into it and I could feel God taking control of me, of my body.. thank you so much! NOW is the time! :)”
To God be the Glory!