When you hear that someone is getting carried away, we often think that this may be a bad thing, that they lost control. At Base Camp, though, I think that getting carried away is literally what we do, and it is a GREAT thing! I love seeing everyone getting carried away having fun and learning about God! Did you get carried away on day 3? What was your favorite thing to do AND what is something you learned? Take a few minutes to share it with someone. They may need to hear just as much as you did!
Were you at all surprised what we discovered with our IIA agents? I know I was! I never knew that Dr. Seuss was a long time agent of the IIA and that his books had such powerful secret messages. Do you remember what book the agents needed to diffuse the bomb? I have read that book so many times, and I never knew….
Before heading to large group teaching time, we got to enjoy some more time singing and praising God! You all sure know how to make a joyful noise!
I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Scott’s class with the our oldest campers. Speaking of old, you guys make me feel old being in this group. Exactly when did you grow up? It was just yesterday that you were hanging out with the puppets…. I am getting off track, though.
Mr. Scott talked about some serious stuff tonight. What did you think of the story of Achan? How about the idea that sin is sin regardless of how big or small? I know that we are all use to paying more for things that are bigger than others. It does make sense that that King-sized Snickers would cost more the snack size. Why doesn’t sin work the same way? And what about Romans 3:23 that says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” I don’t know about you, but I think I am a pretty good person. I hear about all sorts of awful things on the news like murder and stealing, and I don’t do any of that! Do you think Mr. Scott is on track talking about all of us having sinned and that sin is sin no matter what the size? As much as I hate to admit it because I don’t want to admit being a sinner, I think he is ON track. The great thing is that I am absolutely, positively sure that Mr. Scott (and God!) are not going to leave us hanging, doomed to never measure up, never able to earn our way to God. I really hope you and all our campers of all ages will be back Wednesday night to hear the rest. I think all the teachers have some pretty amazing things to share.
During puppet time, our youngest campers talked a bit more about Jericho. Do you remember who was really in charge at the Battle of Jericho? Who brought the walls down? It is pretty awesome!
While you would think teaching time would be the serious part of the night, I think EVERYONE, especially the leaders, took games pretty seriously too! It was really all in fun, though! Be sure to check out the photos at the end for more of our game time fun. The way everyone was running and smiling I can only imagine that you ALL went home exhausted! I actually think that some of you were running so fast that you were almost flying! Check out some of your feet. You really left the ground!
To close out the night, we ended with our two wannabe agents. I have to say that it is much easier to take pictures of them when they are not invisible. I thought for sure that they were going to be zapped by those lasers. Plus, I’m not sure, but I thought I heard some of you clapping trying to turn the lasers back on. Did you want them to get zapped?
Well, that is all for now. Check out our smiles! See you later!