Base Camp 2016 continues to keep us on our toes as we have fun and learn about God through Paul’s race. Tonight I joined our oldest, 6th and 7th grade campers with Mr. Scott C. We talked about how Paul shared all about Jesus with the people of Athens, Greece, and ultimately what we need to know about Jesus too!
The big picture shows us how our choices and sin keep us separated from God because He is holy. It’s been that way since the first people, Adam and Eve, chose to sin, and the separation is nothing we can ever do anything about on our own. Sounding pretty depressing, huh? God, though, never intended us to be separated from Him, and since we could never do it on our own, He made a way to bring us back to Himself! God designed us to be in fellowship with Him. It’s what He wants more than anything else! To pay the cost of sin for us, God sent Jesus to die as a perfect sacrifice. Jesus could have not come and not gone through the crucifixion. He could have chosen not to save us, but that’s not love and that’s not God! Mr. Scott C. explained how it was the only solution, and now we have a choice to choose to accept Jesus and His sacrifice or remain separated from God forever. God did what He could to make a way for us, now it’s up to us to make a choice. It’s a lot to take in and a life changing decision! Mr. Scott C. (and all our staff) want to encourage our campers and families to think about the choice and ask questions. For all the craziness of Base Camp, talking with people and answering questions about Jesus is why we are here! There are no silly questions!
On the silly side of things, Brazil and Scandalnavia continued in their quest for Gold. In the heat of competition with the 3-legged race, things seemed to go terribly wrong for Scandalnavia as the team members turned on one another. In fact, their lack of ability to work together meant that they could not even finish the race! Brazil ended up taking both Gold and Silver Medals!
The potential rain held off, and we all headed outdoors for game time. While yesterday involved water, tonight was full of running for kids of all ages. We’ve been playing a lot of different games this week. Have you had a favorite?
Just a few more pics from the night! See you tomorrow!