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Lured By Temptation

Posted by Dan Bolin on OA9er @ 9:59
 
“Occasions and opportunities for temptation are innumerable. No wonder I do not know how deeply involved I have been with sin. Therefore, on God alone will I rely for my keeping. I will continually look to Him."
John Owen
 
 
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Last month, Cay and I spent a week in the magnificent Rocky Mountains hiking, sightseeing, and yes, I fly-fished. Cay likes to sit on the bank with a good book while my fly rod and I enjoy standing knee-deep in a trout-filled mountain stream. 
 
As I approach a crystal-clear alpine brook, I try to be quite and hidden – no loud noises, no big splashes, and no shadows of me or my rod on the water. These fish don’t get many visitors, and they spook easily. Once the trout realize that danger is near, they dart for cover and lose their appetites for my beautifully tempting flies. 
 
An effective response to danger is to run (or swim) away. When Paul addressed sexual misconduct within the Corinthian church, he made a simple directive, “Flee from sexual immorality.” (I Corinthians 6:18) Moving away physically and emotionally is a simple and proven method of protecting our hearts.
 
If a trout fails to dart away from a fisherman’s lure, it might end up with a painful lip. If we fail to flee life’s temptations, the outcome could be much worse.   
 
 
 
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 Dan Bolin
International Director - CCI Worldwide
 
 
 
 
PRAYER REQUESTS and PRAISE REPORTS
 
PRAYER REQUESTS
 
CCCA requests prayer for their upcoming board meeting, September 19 and 20. Pray that God leads the board with wisdom and discernment in all the decisions, including the budget and strategic plan for the 17-18 fiscal year. Our team is also hard at work amidst the busy season of preparing for Clarity, our national conference to be held in Colorado Springs, CO Dec 4-7. Pray that every who God intends to be there will get registered and that our team will continue to have favor with many details coming together.
 
Dan Bolin and Keith Hagon are travelling to Nepal September 19-26 to meet with some of those involved in camping there. They would value prayers for the trip and the meetings, especially in light of the impact of the monsoon floods there and in neighboring countries.
 
Steve Hallett is interviewing for a Business Development Manager for CSC Buying Group this week, so CCI-UK would appreciate prayers for the right person for the post, which will be crucial in developing the benefits for its members.
 
CCSA would appreciate prayer for all the camp site individual ministries. 
 
Please pray that God will grant wisdom and bring the ideal team together September 15-17 as CCI-Russia plans for their 25th Anniversary Celebration
 
On September 17, 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine, CCI-Ukraine is representing Christian Camping at the National Thanksgiving Day organized by Evangelical Churches of Ukraine in the main street of Ukraine's capital city. It's going to be a big, festive, day-long event. Lots of families with children are expected to be out there. Christian ministries from across Ukraine will be represented. Nick Vujicic will give the keynote address. Please pray that CCI-Ukraine will come up with the right ideas in preparation for this important event and then put together all the needed resources, including equipment and volunteer help, so people will enjoy it, God will be glorified, and more campers will attend Christian camps this winter and next summer.
 
Pray for plans for the CCI EUROPEAN RENDEZVOUS October 15-18, 2018 in France. They need to finalize the venue, program, guest list and all the details. They have a provisional venue to be finally agreed. Pray for good communication & clarity between France, UK, USA and input from European associations. Pray also for plans to establish a network in SE France, meeting in December, to complement Alsace.
 
 
PRAISE REPORTS
 
CCSA would like to thank the Lord for His provision, protection and caring for His children. We thank the Lord for each and every life that has been committed to Him this past week, from all over the globe.
 
 
CALENDAR
 
 
2017
 
CCI-Russia - Sept 15-17 - 25th Anniversary Celebration
CCI-East Africa - Oct 12 - Safety training
ICCA - Oct 26-28 - Indian Christian Camping Conference - Bangalore
CCI-Netherlands - Nov 7 - Semi-Annual General Assembly
CCNZ - Nov 17 - AGM - Aucklands
CCI-Mexico - Nov 17-20 - National Conference - Tabasco
CCI-Romania - Nov 21-22 - "And Now What" - Director's Institute
CCI-Canada - Nov 27-29 - Leadership Summit
CCCA - Dec 4-7 - Annual Conference - The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, CO
 
2018
CCI-Netherlands - Jan 2 - "New Year's" Reception
CCI-Spain - Jan 17-21 - National Conference - Siete Robles
CCI-Netherlands - March 6 - Semi-Annual General Assembly
CCI-France - Oct 15-18 - European Rendezvous
CCI-Netherlands - Nov 6 - Semi-Annual General Assembly
CC-South Africa - June 5-8 - 40th Annual General Meeting
 
 
Please let us know if I have missed any important dates.
   
If you would like to be added to our mailing to circulate prayer requests, email dan@cciworldwide.org.Thank you for taking time to read and pray for these items. May God bless you for your support of CCI-Worldwide. 
 
Dan Bolin| CCI Worldwide | P.O. Box 9508 | Tyler, Texas | 75711 | 
 
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