"Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ?
Any comfort from his love?
Any fellowship together in the Spirit?
Are your hearts tender and compassionate?
Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others.
Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."
Philippians Chapter 2:1-5a NLT
I was reminded of these verses when I connected with the Christian Camping Southern Africa conference last week.
They resonate so closely with the family of CCI Worldwide and highlight the way I have seen it operating especially through these difficult times.
We have been a lifeline for one another, when we may have felt like giving up.
Encouragement in Christ and Comfort in his love - This is our experience, purpose and goal.
Fellowship which we enjoy nationally and globally
Tenderness and Compassion as we support one another and share in each other's trials and sufferings.
Expressions of love in our relationships and communications
Working together - with one mind and purpose - to serve God and build his kingdom, showing heaven on earth.
Generous in sharing experience, creativity and resources.
Looking out for the interest of others by caring and supporting.
Seeking to emulate Christ Jesus.
May God bless and keep you,