My son Sam returned from leading the junior high retreat at Forest Home today. He described the three day retreat as one of the
Sam Ellis on houseboat trip
highlights of his time in ministry.
Not only did eight out of 12 boys pray to receive Christ, but many of the sixth and seventh grade girls also accepted Christ and two 8th grade girls prayed to rededicate their lives to Christ. Two of the boys who prayed to receive Christ had signed up for the retreat the night before they left; they had only visited the youth group one time previously.
In the process of my phone interviews with Jane Dobson, one of 10 people on a boat off the coast of Maine involved in the “Mysterious
Jane Dobson (rt.) with her daughter
‘Jesus Photo'” story (http://blog.godreports.com/2011/10/mysterious-%E2%80%98jesus-photo%E2%80%99-stirs-faith-brings-comfort-and-peace-to-many/), she told me about a striking vision she had for Laguna Beach, California, which seems to point toward a revival headed here. It’s not every day that a visitor from Owl’s Head, Maine has such an unusual revelation for a town thousands of miles from home.