By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons,
and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
Hebrews 11:21

What comes to mind when you think about the life of Jacob in the Bible? Many might call him a ‘deceiver’ or ‘cheater’ or one who wrestled with God. The truth is we have a lot to learn if we examine the life of Jacob carefully. By the end of his life, Jacob reflected on his life and God’s faithfulness to him, and responded in the only way he saw fit – he worshipped God!

Vision Camp was created to help young people in our ministry see God’s vision for their lives, to be inspired and equipped to be part of God’s mission plan. We are so blessed and grateful that we can finally meet this year in-person to seek God’s vision together. Our focus as always is to build a community of God through faith, fellowship, and fun!

When Jacob was born, he grasped the heel of his brother, an early sign of his unquenchable desire to grasp God’s blessings. In a similar way, we have chosen the theme of Vision Camp 2023 – “Grasping God’s Vision: from Jacob to Israel” – as a prayer for all of us to seek God’s vision and blessing with the same kind of spirit and passion.

Through Vision Camp 2023, we hope to study the life of Jacob deeply and reveal the parallels to our own lives. In looking at Jacob’s life, we can fundamentally begin to ask ourselves:

- How has God created me? And in what ways am I unique?
- How is God shaping my life through my personal experiences? Especially through my struggles and challenges?
- How will God tie all of this together to give my life purpose and use it as a blessing to others?

Through Vision Camp 2023, I pray you too might see God’s hand guiding your life, and respond with thanksgiving, praise & worship, and obedience to his calling. I hope you will join us for Vision Camp 2023 at Camp CILCA (Cantrall, Illinois, USA) from July 27 through August 3, 2023. I look forward to seeing you all in-person! May God bless you always.

In Christ,

Abraham Lee

Director, Vision Camp