ERIC MURPHY UPDATE JULY 2016
—Camp Monty Is Underway!
—Camp MIA: Week 5
—Report On My Ankle
CAMP MONTY IS UNDERWAY!
Camp Monty 2016 is being held this week in Montenegro. Rick DeYoung, Jim Compton, Jimmy DeYoung Jr., Andrew Butler, Danijel Petkovski and Sasa Olah are all there along with many others. Great music! Excellent speakers! Andre Butler spoke last night with many decisions. I hope to hear the camp staff say, after camp concludes, that this Camp Monty is the best ever. Thrills my heart! No, I couldn’t go this year, but the team is excelling in my absence. Makes me very happy.
CAMP MIA: WEEK 5
No, I couldn’t go to Camp MIA in Romania this summer, but, this camp is thriving as well under the able leadership of Iulian Avramescu. What a team Iulian has! I am so impressed! Stephanie was telling me this week that she is missing camp and some campers whom she remembers from last summer. She saw some pictures of certain camper girls and counselors on Facebook. So sweet that she wrote on her blog that her heart is in two places at the same time … Camp Mia and here at home with me. Thrills my heart that she truly has a heart for the ministry and young people. Click here to read Stephanie’s blog:stephanieannmurphy.com
Around 200 salvation decisions this summer in Romania so far. Pray for more!
Iulian and LIFE Romania has received a matching gift challenge for their needs. They need to raise $50,000 to match this gift over the next 25 days. Pray for this. If you would like to help please use the address listed at the end of this Update. We are thankful that one of their donors stepped up to issue this challenge … very generous and a great opportunity for LIFE Romania.
Click on this link to listen to Nathan Randle, Advisory Group Member, who shares a report on the Matching Challenge and Camp MIA: https://youtu.be/KvgiSSzGTbc
REPORT ON MY ANKLE
15 weeks … still wearing a boot of my left foot when I go out, but I stopped using my crutches around two weeks ago. Slow progress. I go back to my Orthopedic Doctor on August 22. Weight loss is one method of treatment as I try to reduce the pressure and stress on my ankle. 23 pounds so far … keep praying for my metabolism to work properly. I have made serious changes in what I eat. I still need to lose 20 more pounds. I am glad to report that my ankle is no longer swollen and the pain has been reduced quite a bit. It is not completely healed, so, your prayers are requested. Thank you so much for praying and for caring.
One of my projects during this down time this summer is writing a book to the young adults that I mentor. God has taught me so many wonderful things in the various ministries where I have served. It is a great joy to share these experiences and give the glory and praise to God. See Psalms 40:9-10 where David desired to tell others how God delivered him, not hiding these wonderful things in his heart. God loves praise and He is pleased when we tell others the great things that God has done in our lives. At the present time, Stephanie and I are going through an editing and proofing process to check my work. All of the articles for the book have been written and we have almost 50% of this edited and proofed. Pray for us as we conclude this work in August. More details on this at a later time. Stay tuned.
Thank you for your prayers and your faithful support. We are grateful. God is still at work using us to mentor these young leaders in the various nations where we serve. God bless you!
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