A Grace so Glorious
By: CBM National Intern, David Davidson
This is now my third and final rotation of CBM’s National Internship, and God has placed me at Camp Grace in Fairmont, NC. For those of you that don’t know, this will be my 7th summer working in the kitchen of Camp Grace, and I have had the opportunity to be in charge of the kitchen for 5 of those summers. During my very first summer of ministry as the kitchen assistant, I was able to see the wonderful living testimonies of the full-time staff. That encouraged and challenged me to examine my walk with the Lord and to see how I could better live for Him. During my third summer, I felt God call me into full-time ministry and I can say with confidence He has called me to Camp Grace. I am thankful that I have been placed here to serve again this summer.
We are calling this the “Summer of change.” Our full-time staff/summer staff are getting acclimated to new positions of leadership, the schedule and programs have changed a little, and, we have gone to family-style meal serving! GOD IS GOOD.
Our staff is united and is loving campers with all that God has given us. We had an extremely strong storm a few weeks ago that impaled our dining-hall roof with a limb, and God supplied the funds above and beyond to fix and seal the leak. My assistant, Jerri, and I have been cooking for a few weeks now and things in the kitchen couldn’t be better! She and her husband Scott will be 2 of the 6 new CBM National interns that will start in September! I am so thankful for the encouragement they both are to me.
For the past few months I have been on the lookout for a car, and I have been patiently waiting for God to bring the right one around. At the end of last week, my parents drove up to visit and bring me a 2005 Chevy Cobalt!
Witnessing how the different facets of CBM’s ministries trust and rely on God is encouraging and makes me think of these verses in Philippians 4: “(11) Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. (12) I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”
I am thankful for the ways that God has blessed me and I am eagerly looking forward to following where He leads.