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August 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Nikita is at Man Camp talking with three Campers - Bill Camper, Paul Camper, and Ray Camper - in attendance about their personal experiences at Man Camp and the impact it has on men from all walks of life.
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Now the devil's worst nightmare in your tagteam partner cheetah call time five-time world dialogue with my ministry partner Lex Luther have a few questions for you. How healthy are you right now physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and financially.
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Developing a championship mentality as well as our spiritual journeys and share with you all that we have learned.
You will just get answers but you also get direction from good to God from your man cave to our man camp. You are invited on a journey to a new place in life man camp is not just another event. This is an experience, and we personally invite you to come and experience man camp of sorry analysis the law here at camp. I this week it's been amazing to witness from from all over America that it gathers getting your Georgia lives are being impacted with Bill sitting here with me doing welcome to the show and I great to have you and just show the listeners just take a minute or two and kinda contestant week down the days we've been together. How many camp is impacted your life. Personally, I didn't know what to expect because I was clueless. Someone I've never been to camp such as this are any camp that matter. So when I got here. I came expecting I sent encouraging emails which help to miss a massive bag, but I like what you sent out to help me not know what was, got here, I felt the Lord's presence and not the so as we progress the first night was very touching on on my two when he brought out the chair, K speak on the play-by-play well but a tear impacted me most clear everything out with everything out that I had in visually.
It was my foundation that I have my Christian life based on what Bill phone was not of rock and God showed me from and that's what I went through the process of the chair. My whole foundation, so ask you we shine down the line next next day, Sunday we met over that and your voice to me. What shall I case you make and initiate is registered. What you say what what prompted you to want to backup private. What prompted you to want to come to make earthly prompts were my feelings toward you, I love the rest. Throughout your career apology when you were on the beaches, the reality show yeah yeah saw that you were on the program on site will and then when I met you. It was a done deal, religiously speaking got some good, because I was I didn't want to write access to know what to expect. You know, in my mind I thought I was doing great on but I knew those areas and this area just to make this just really limit what there areas you like they needed some work. And of course the main campus about body so the whole man of lexicon goals got the healthy spirit soul and body. So that's part of what you have encountered this week if and to show you how good God is about a year ago.
I will start weeping over Little Pl. in America figured out well here. I figured it out.
God was preparing me to be more open to be okay with granite from a man stressing my credit said that what mind makes him about the saying there because my father was old school on God I got a system filled me up and tear me down. There was this one well and I was I would summarize my bike by saying all in regards to that. I want us to one of the shortest Scriptures of the Bible is Jesus shell will will this. I can't thank you enough really honestly free for you to come watch watch you embrace the process so I can't thank you enough for me.
Have anybody else's complaint Again, I thank you starting to put into words. This experience was when what would lessen my partners with we get the opportunity to facilitate a phenomenal staff that comes in volunteers their time as well work at II got got a sit down with me now. My brother Paul and I think it's great to have you here and you just maybe a month or two ago over. Your friend Morris Jocelyn Phillips church is where we first met and and from that encounter.
I know he had been seeking to you talking you about the possibility of attending this single man Yeah baby like your first thoughts when he first started talking about me. My first thought was no way I grew up you know going to the Christian camp is as a youth. You and I could had an experience that is an adult I would go annually on a prayer retreat by myself in solitude.
Okay, but I camp with other guys. I decided I don't know you know that sounds like sounds like kind of intimidating a guess so conversation with my pastor in conversation with my pastor's kinda working through some issues in my life and he would gently suggest time and time again you make him think I finally just said okay I'll go like this and get it. So yeah that's kinda how I ended up here. After a minute whether I so so so you finally got it gave yeah okay I'll go and build up your mind expectations thought it might be like yeah you know how fast Yeah for sure. I mean by youth camps were a lot meaner youth camps right. It was a lot of outdoor activity.
Maybe all times of worship call to repentance to Christ and I had good experiences with that.
You know the funny thing is my head. I'm not a wrestling fan by I don't know anything about it just didn't grow up with that so now I said why I have no idea who these people are so look you up and went on know what my getting to be like a wrestling macho experience.
You know my pastor knowing him, I knew that's not really what got him, he certainly would not send me do something like that. So I kind of look up anything about man can't really ask questions and posting with fresh eyes. Yeah well and so that the provision not only witnessing you really run after the heart of God. This week, but even even have some conversations with you. Pray with you and I witnessed the way God seems like impact really impact your heart this week is something for you that all that really stands out. Yeah, you know, again I came here with no expectations in fact I was thoroughly busy with my work in the weeks leading up to this. I don't have time to contemplate what I was approaching this with terms of expectations and we been having over the past few days a time of just raw openness with other men, which is something that I haven't really experienced in my life. We as men tend to harbor things we we keep them buried her mom had hardened exterior right that's part of what it's like to be a man walls and so you know being with these other men.
It's it's funny from day one on Sunday to today which is Thursday. I've seen those exteriors kind of just melt off a lot of these men and I've been developing relationships and throughout the past few days as we been having times for men are opening up and just sharing their brokenness.
I started having this experience of my own brokenness I like to say that I'm a man of confession. I live a life of confession and repentance. But the Lord just brought to light things that in my life that were unresolved. Really tough things that were unresolved and 36 now these are things that happen 25 years ago that I buried deep in my heart and have been causing unimaginable grief and pain in my life and the Lord used this opportunity of seeing other men just come out of their shells and be transparent in exposing themselves to each other that God just spoke to me and said it's time to deal with this call that's just amazing for listeners to muscular dystrophy yeah and and so you know, a lot of times guys come with different challenges and you know like you to be able to participate in.
Have you found that there isn't anything that we did hear that you haven't been able to participate even struggling with that challenge yet.
No, not really. There's been a lot of accommodation for my muscular dystrophy. There are certain things and I can't get a huge hill back here to the cabins. I can't walk down that you note the many here have been reaching out with love and compassion. I find I found out another thing about myself you're doing. That's incredibly prideful, I'd rather try to tackle that hill. What's foolish it's it's leaning on my own my own strength and so God has been teaching me to let other people bless me, but all in all, everyone's been this whole experience has been incredibly accommodating to my challenges in life, you know I'm seeing God's glory being perfected through other people because of my struggles and and he's perfecting it in me by allowing other people to love me in my imperfections that scrape why this may have that but summarizes it again. This is a blessing for me, be able to witness annual even with your physical challenges just embrace the process, you know, with all your heart and manages to happen. I'm glad you came. Thank you God bless you my friend.
Thank I'll bring me vinyl tile, carpet right now number one thing this is Nicole and I want to thank Blevins for supporting my new show man on Saturday afternoon at 1230 on the truth that were not the Russian nightmare here for crescent automotive buying a car is a nightmare for you my friend writing Jimmy Johnson across automotive make it simple to find your real dream car, no hassle. The windshield place where you can drive.com is always right there with right place. Everybody is aggressive. You should try press it meant that we were both professional rest back to the lady and his friends. We work together like this is really tolerant left professional wrestling met the Lord in early 90s April 2006, God blessed me United that only God can things just grew from there.
So idea making key aspects of bank number one. The guys taking the time to get away and really did you the relationship with God. Really hands-on with is pretty intense but it's a lot of fun to a lot of interactive activities that God put together is so thrilling to watch the men from the first 250 able to go back to basics change them district conference on the face and just got a put it into words just amazingly extraordinary. We got those words describe that with me sitting here right now.
My brother Ray Ray great great to have you on the show.
Yeah, thanks for joining us, Ray.
I know we met from someone else who had a friend of your mutual friend who had attended man Prior who was back in as far as staff every man. Steve I think Steve is cutting introduce you to you man And encourage you to consider government yes or okay what what he said.
I just always say here like this when he said he told me he said the wrestler. Nikita called off and I was like yeah he does is camp for me and how managing he said now when he said I Mattias can be a blessing. I think I was about two months ago. Okay, maybe 2 1/2 months okay and I told him I said I'll look into it gave him some videos about man-to-man website probably and I looked at it and immediately got started and God told me and about.
He told me he said right just go home. He said Nikita is going to text. I'm giving your phone number he's going to call you like yeah right like yeah sure you know by the way, he doesn't have the Russian that flight okay this is dramatically so I'll listen. You called me. I waited in anticipation. I guess that Whiteman finally called talk to you and you told me about you said right go and register will will work it out more about the finances God will make away I started praying about I registered my wife's I think you should go. She said I don't want you to go because I miss you said but I think you and for us. So I registered in Limassol different things about the camp finances because I have cancer. Things went through with my daughter passed away five years ago or six years ago now we just now getting back on track and use that as an excuse not in the you sent me an email saying Ray got a scholarship, can I sell Al Qaeda really must want me to go home tell you right now I can't put a price for anything. This campus meant I would. I wish I miss my wife and I want to see my wife much pushed campus longer.
I actually wish my wife to comes it would be a great thing to build that couple relationship so they know how to deal with the issues that women concerning how to deal with us me and to be here camp and learned so much about what God really wants from me and Holland have never fasted before, but I fasted a big boy and I love the heat.
With all but food food with my comforter and during fasting. We have about 1 billion God told me know which it then know I have a choice in I said no. Then I started reading my Bible and asking God for answers yes sir, and after all that, I will admit I see like today everything is brighter and clearer beat. As soon as I get my truck before I pull this part, I guess.
Couple things I on my phone number. My wife deserves better. My kids deserve better. Also, deserve better. Well I have the know just watch the process just transfer heart and your willingness just gauge all blessing for me personally witness. Glad to make that vision.
How long Ray out with can email you can bet better. How long here now found in June 2020 that I had cancer and I found out in August that it was stage IV okay so were just in your approach to that you know is just stellar in my eyes and just how you far as I can see how you're handling that.
And just in my heart of hearts.
Whatever God's Plan for the future to come for you wife marriage and family. I'm excited for you, even in the midst of that the current challenge that you're facing battling cancer got sick the ultimate physician great and so that's what I've been praying for. This will continue to pray for you in Jesus name touches you physically, as he has ministered to you spiritually and mentally and emotionally, which is what we cover hippocampal right is great to have you here Ray, thank you so much love in my heart.
Thank you so much. What I really appreciate unless we all endangering men.
I would like to challenge each of you to consider spending five days with Lex Hoover and I am pursuing the heart of ladies listening will send your manhole with God godly husband and God do you give them your blessing them.
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