Wow! Our first night of Base Camp 2016 – Paul’s Race is over already! The time just seemed to fly by, but I must admit to being a bit tired after all the fun. I don’t think, though, that I am as exhausted as our torchbearer! It was quite a run he made! Why do you think he did it? Didn’t he look tired? Didn’t it look hard? Why do something that is that hard? I have a feeling that the ‘why’ of it all may come up this week, so put your thinking caps on and be prepared with your best thoughts.
So, what did you think of our first night of activities? Was it what you expected? Personally, I am glad that no one asked me to actually run any races. I know Base Camp is all about Paul’s Race this year, but I have never been much of a runner. Running just makes my shins hurt which is not much fun at all! Now, maybe with training, I could do it, but I think I would have to be part of an encouraging team to even try. Any thoughts on our teams, one from Brazil and one from Scandalnavia? Which team would you want to be part of? I don’t know much about either team, but I have to admit that I am with Craig and Luke in thinking that one of the teams,… you know the one…, is just a bit scary even if they did win tonight.
During large group time, I think we all learned a bit about Paul. Actually, do you remember what his name first was? I had a chance to listen in with our 3rd through 5th graders. Mr. Scott G. had an interesting activity for our campers to begin with. He asked them 3 times to choose between two different things. Depending on their answer, campers moved to one side of the room or the other. The first decision was to choose between cake or ice cream. For those who love both, it was a tough call! (Ice cream won!) The second one was between books and movies. (Movies won!) The last one was to decide about a person that beat you up, and if they would be a friend or enemy. Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? The funny thing is that God doesn’t always take the easy choices. Mr. Scott G. explained how He chose someone against Himself and made the person one of His racers, one of His team. If you get a chance tell, your friends or family all you learned about Paul and maybe why he was an odd choice for God to use!
I had a lot of fun watching you all compete in your own games tonight. It seems like we have some tough competitors among our campers. Take a look at some of the pics from tonight’s games and other activities! We hope to see you back for our 2nd night as well as the rest of our action packed week!