Midsummer celebration - Fika Time

Midsummer celebration

by Jonathan Miller - Director of Camps & Retreats

It’s fika time at the annual Holsby midsummer celebration! This year God sent us well over 500 guests to spend a day with family and friends and enjoy a bit of Swedish tradition. God provided ideal weather despite the forecast for showers. We had a beautiful day and our guests enjoyed the program of music, folk dancing and numerous activities for all ages, including the high ropes course, giant swing and “pamper pole.”

It was obvious that people had a blast! We sang and danced and had lots of fun, but more important was the chance we had to share both the love and truth of Jesus our Savior. Luke Thomas shared the very explicit message of the indwelling life of Christ through a great picture of how his bagpipes work. He explained that you can fill the pipes with whatever you want but they are made for air. They will not function properly, or at all, if they are not filled with the proper thing. So it is in this life. We were made to make beautiful music just like the pipes. However, we must fill our lives with Christ. He must become our source of life.

It was evident that the Lord’s hand of blessing was upon our midsummer gathering and we trust that many seeds were planted. I’ve made a short video of some clips taken throughout the day.

Jonathan Miller - Director of Camps & Retreats

About Jonathan Miller - Director of Camps & Retreats

Aware of it or not, a life with God is something all people deeply desire - the creation meeting its Creator. By God’s grace, as a young adult this longing was fulfilled. I found God waiting for me. My desire is to see people, young and old, satisfy their deepest yearning and come to God. I can tell you a few things about myself. First, I’m a huge fan of my wife Trista, who is the coolest and funniest person ever! She is my gift from God. I have twins Huxley and Hazel with one on the way. Being a papa is a rewarding adventure and it's getting better with every new stage of developement. In addition to this, I can never get enough of sports and adventure. I love playing sports or games that have me running around, getting exercise and having fun with people! I also enjoy hanging out in God’s playground - the great outdoors, lounging with people, playing ‘board’ games, and competing... in anything. On top of this, I love my job here at Holsby! I’m responsible for directing the camps and retreats part of the ministry. I get to go to “work” outside on the ropes course, hang out with youth and adults, teach, go on all kinds of adventures and the list goes on. That’s me!

26. July 2012 by Jonathan Miller - Director of Camps & Retreats
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