Monday, July 14, 2008

Church Camp was just amazing!

A huge big thank you to those of you who were praying for us--I am so very positive that those prayers were heard. We were 62 strong this last week at camp--50 kids and 12 adult staff--and we had just an amazing experience. The curriculum that Steve wrote was all about how we have been "Entrusted" by God to care for the world, for each other, for our families, our friends and churches, our selves, and also for the message of the gospel and it's spreading to the world. On Friday night, when they asked the kids to either rededicate their lives to Christ, or to give them to Him for the first time, not one kid held back--and it was a truly awesome experience. We also had a whole lot of fun--capture the flag in the dark, camping out, swimming, doing music and drama, the talent show (have I said already what an amazing group of kids we have???) and just enjoying being with each other.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Church Camp!

So, tomorrow we head out into the "Wilderness" for a week with junior and senior high youthies. It should be a blast and a blessing--we always manage to see God at work there--it's my mountaintop, and the best place I know to be to see God at work. Please keep all of these kiddos (and us too, please) in your prayers. Even though they come, from the most part, from loving families, almost all of them have some serious baggage that they need to leave in God's hands. I can tell you that it breaks my heart to hear many of their stories. I will try to post at least once while I'm there (yeah, who would have thought--camp with wireless internet service!) and keep you all posted on what's going on. In the meantime, I hope that all of you have a blessed week, and enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. For those of you traveling (to Russia or wherever), traveling mercies to all of you. I hold all of you in my heart and prayers!