I’ve been thinking about Base Camp and the theme. If you hang around long enough, you may hear someone talk about ‘Mission Impossible’. It is actually the title of a movie that you probably won’t be ready to watch until you’re older, but it does make me think about things that seem impossible. In the movie, there are lots of spies trying to stop terrible things from happening. They have to gather all the information (clues), figure out what the best thing to do might be, and go for it. They get themselves into some pretty tight spots that seem impossible.
I doubt I would ever make it as a real spy facing bad guys! The thing is that everyone has things that feel impossible in their lives (even grown ups!). Do you have something in your life that feels impossible right now? Have you ever felt like something was impossible? When I look at my life, I know there are and have been things that seem impossible but maybe weren’t. Seeming can be a lot different than something actually being what we imagine.
Anyway, I want to hear about some of the things that you all have thought were impossible but maybe found out that you could do. Thinking something is impossible is pretty scary, but sometimes you just have to do it anyway. A good example to me is riding a bicycle. Some of you jumped on your bike and were off in no time flat. Other kids take a bit more time to learn that skill. My youngest daughter was like that. She is good at so many things, but that bicycle without training wheels really made her nervous. It felt impossible and took some pushing to get her to try. Guess what? Over time she learned it.
I’d love to have you all respond below with your answers or even draw us a picture of something you once thought was impossible but now you can do. You can give it to me at church, post it below yourself if your parents have a way to do it, or while I haven’t asked Mr. Luke yet, I am guessing you could pass some to him. I might be able to pick them up someplace at church then.
Before I go, I do have a different mission should you choose to accept it. My oldest daughter (whom we will just call CJ) is off on an adventure, and I want to see if we can use some clues to figure out where she is now. CJ even told me that she may bring a surprise or two back with for the person who figures it out or participants in general. It really depends on what she finds in ‘her’ budget.
Anyway, this first clue will probably not help much but will tell us some of the places she is not. CJ has never before been where she is now, so the following places we can cross out as she’s been to them.
Okay, given the size of the world, that isn’t a ton of help. We can narrow it down by knowing that this time she did not need her passport, and she has lived or been (even briefly) to the following states: Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Iowa, South Dakota, and while not a state, Washington D.C.
Remember to ALWAYS ask your parents before posting anything.