The Lord gave me the opportunity this past two months to speak 28 times to hundreds of amazing teenagers about the unfailing love of Jesus of Nazareth! It was, once again, an incredible summer! I know I have said this before, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart, this is the most fun and rewarding time I have ever had in ministry. God is crazy about these kids and Carol and I are so humbled and thrilled to still be a part of youth ministry.
Camp counselors told us over and over that their camper’s favorite part of the day was going to chapel and hearing the stories that point the way towards the cross. More than one staff member said to me, “It’s not only my campers favorite part of the day but it is mine as well!”
After each camp was over we received dozens of letters from parents who told us the same thing, each in their own unique way, “Our kids came home from camp changed because of what God did in their hearts and lives! Our kids have not stopped talking about what they learned as you shared from God’s Word. Thank you for ministering to our children!”
I am 47 years old. I am balding and getting gray. I am watching God move powerfully in these teenagers lives and I can not take any credit for what is happening. The Holy Spirit is at work opening the eyes of these kids and pulling them out of the darkness. God is just allowing us to have front row seats to watch him at work and we are amazed!
Now that summer is over, we turn our attention once again to the new marriage conferences we are pouring our energy into here at Right Choice Communications. In case you have not heard about them yet, we have started a new ministry last spring at Right Choice, the “It’s All In The Vows” Marriage Conference. In-between speaking for Family Life at the Weekend To Remembers, we were being asked to come to churches to do our own marriage events so we decided to start our own ministry. Inspired by Dennis and Barbara Rainey who started “Family Life” and Dave and Ann Wilson who started “Rock Your Marriage”, Carol and I have teamed up with our dear friends Greg and Sandy McDonough, and have launched “It’s All In The Vows”.
We have now done three of these marriage events and we have five more in the works at this time. So far we are seeing marriages being deeply impacted in a powerful way and we hope that this new Right Choice Ministry will grow and grow. We are very excited about these marriage events and would love for you to be in prayer with us about them. Check out more about it on our “It’s All In The Vows” e-brochure at our new website BrettRay.com, under the Marriage Ministry page. We are still plugged into the Family Life speaker team and hope to be a part of that amazing ministry for years to come. We are humbled to be a part of such an anointed ministry of God, and would love to see you at a Weekend to Remember.
Besides loving the mentoring we are doing with young couples, we are also loving the time we have with Mareah at home! She is one amazing Haitian!