When Simple Things Have a HUGE Impact

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Sometimes God uses the simple things to have a huge impact. One of the things that we continually emphasize through Released Time, camp and the 4.12 Leadership Training Program is learning to pray. Prayer takes a variety of forms, but one of the things many people are uncomfortable doing…

Count the Blessings

By Brenda Brazee, Assistant Director of Released Time Ministries We at Joy El are very grateful for your partnership in sharing God’s love and His Word and His Son with the students in our Released Time program. It is our prayer that God will bless you and give you eternal fruit this year. We are…

God Opened Another Released Time

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director When God begins working in your heart, exciting (and sometimes risky) things are ready to come. God has provided the volunteers as the Eisenhower Released Time class is ready to begin. Located in Camp Hill, The volunteers met for prayer and strategy on November 3rd. They are excited to…

Two Father-Son Retreats – Big Impact

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  Recently we heard from a father who shared how attending the Father-Son Retreat has impacted them.  “My son and I have attended two of the last father-son retreats and are coming back again this year. Since coming to Camp Joy El I have been reading more scripture, praying a…

What Released Time Parents Say Part 2

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  “The highlight for me as a result of my child being in the Released Time Bible Program was:”  Recently I re-read the results of the parent surveys from Released Time last year.  It became very clear that parents are seeing God work in their children. Following are a more…

What Released Time Parents Say

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  “The highlight for me as a result of my child being in the Released Time Bible Program was:” Recently I re-read the results of the parent surveys from Released Time last year.  It became very clear that parents are seeing God work in their children.  “Our daughter could see…

The Long-Term Impact of Released Time

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  Have you ever wondered how your service for the Lord is having an impact? Recently one of our listeners had an encouraging encounter.  Dottie Berkheimer has been a listener for many years at the Conewago RT.  She was serving with her church at the Dover Carnival.  A young man…

The Excitement at the Closing Program

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  The closing program at the end of a week of camp is quite an exciting time.   Just imagine campers are signing the songs with great enthusiasm. Memorized verses are shared by campers. Testimonies are given by children whose lives have been changed. And don’t forget lost and found, we…