As we finalize our preparations for our upcoming trip this week, we realized that this year marks the Snuffer’s 15th English Camp in Poland. 15 years ago, who would have thought…
But here we are. And we are thankful for the opportunity to serve again this year. With 3 kids preparing for college this fall, Mike, Mary, and Josiah will be the Snuffer representatives this summer. God has provided us with a US team of 38 from churches across the mid-west. It is a team that includes a healthy mix of both rookies and veterans of the camp. We are excited to have a family of 9 from Tennessee joining us this year. The family has an evangelistic ministry to churches around the world, sharing the gospel with circus-style skills and other unique artistic abilities. We look forward to seeing how God uses this family to connect with Poles and share the gospel.
In the past few years, God has used our counseling gifts to minister to Poles at the camp. In addition to our normal role, Mary and I expect that we will be counseling every day. It is rewarding but exhausting work. Josiah will work both in the children’s ministry and with teenage kids.
For the first time in 15 years, through a set of circumstances that we do not totally understand—we were fully supported without sending any letters this year. Of course, this is in part due to our supporter’s gracious gifts. But Josiah was fully supported this year, and no Equip2Counsel dollars are applied to him. We are so thankful to God for this blessing, but still need your prayer support.
Spiritual warfare has been especially intense in the past month or so. Please pray for God’s protection for our entire family as we travel to Poland. Mary and I were exchanging prayer requests with a team member who said, “The enemy is worried. It must be that we are going to have a great camp this year.”
Thanks so much for joining us in prayer. The trip dates are Thu, June 29 – Wed, July 12.
Please pray with us for this trip:
- Delta’s web-site double-sold us tickets. Delta has been giving us the run-around for 3 months and has not refunded the extra tickets. It is an $8,500 bill, which is causing us some stress. Please pray that God will work this out before we leave on Thursday and Delta will give the refund.
- Pray for team unity amongst Americans and our Polish partners. (John 13:35)
- Pray for God’s protection over our family we are leaving here (Katherine, Zachary, Adrian).
- Please pray that God will work in the hearts of campers and bring many to his Kingdom.
- Weather forecast for the camp is rainy. We use indoor and outdoor class spaces. Please pray for dry class and activity times.