By Joe Rzempoluch, Program Director
Read Joe’s Bio here
You are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) in the image of the living God (Genesis 1:26). Your uniqueness is a celebration of the endless creative prowess of our God and creator. While you were still an enemy of God, He who was flawless and in perfect relationship with God endured the cosmic gulf of sin so that you may know Him to the full (Romans 5:10).
Throughout scripture, God tells us that we are infinitely and unconditionally loved; that we are intimately valued by Him. But there are some kids who have been ensnared. They find life hollow, void, even hostile to their existence. They ask, like Job, why they did not just die at birth (Job 2:11). The enemy has twisted a fundamental truth about our existence, that we are loved and valued by God, in the minds of our youth. He tells them that they have no value, the world is against them, their family and friends would be better off without them. He leads them to the edge of the abyss and urges them to jump.
Pray with me that the chains that bind these children in the throes of depression and suicide would be broken. That the love and hope of Jesus Christ would ride triumphantly into their lives to declare their worth and crush the evil one. Pray that these children would find the dawn in the darkest of nights. Pray that these children would choose life and life abundant.
The Released Time Bible Program and Summer Camp and Retreats are a place where children experience God’s love and hope. Pray and encourage many children to register for a Christian summer camp experience at Joy El Camps and Retreats this summer. God changes lives in Released Time and at summer camp. Learn about Summer Camp.
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