The Bridge Family Camp 2015

Eph 3:14… I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

June is the Bridge family camp; what a great time to slip away from the grind of the city and breath in some fresh air. Get rid of the last frosties of winter, open the windows, stand in the sunshine and breath in deeply. C’mon people work with me on this one.

We knIMG_1450ow the olIMG_4880d saying “a family that prays together stays together”; having spent a few years as part of my childhood in family camps and now latterly at our family camps I can add a few more like “a family that  eats together stays together”.


This year we welcome Steve and Debbie Sudworth from Chicago to inspire us, as we let down our hair in the wide open space of family camp atmosphere.Sudworths

I love Paul’s heart for family unity when he speaks to young Timothy; 1 Tim 1:2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

As we gathered together at camp this was the expression of our heart, may grace and peace from our Father abound. We came “Expectant” not only to receive but to give……

Holy Spirit came in power as we joined together to pray together, worship together, and play together.

What an amazing time was had by all, it was a feast in every conceivable way. A full-bodied time of worship from beginning to end.

The privilege of a lake baptism on Saturday afternoon, with Mike declaring openly his adoration for His Lord and master, a symbol of death and resurrection.IMG_4789

IMG_4911Worship that was “off the hook”, great spiritual truths from the Word.IMG_4901The younger dudes catching up on a few hours of fishing with some great results and the OOOhhhs of the one that got away.IMG_1452

A whole lot of noise and “no one competitive”, as we realized how much fun can be had with technology of “Kahoot”, a must. With most of the questions revealing leadership idiosyncrasies … hmmmmmm




OH well our hearts are full, our beds inviting,  as we arrive safely home.

I dare you to c’mon out to join in the Bridge Family Camp

Until 2016……

Mark Ellwood

Husband of one gorgeous wife, blessed father, delighted in my daughter, pastor, preacher, pedestrian, follower of Jesus, amazed that I have been chosen. Mark is the Senior Pastor at The Bridge Church For All Nations. Follow Mark’s personal blog