Singing, dancing, learning, snacking, playing – what didn’t we do tonight at Paul’s Race – Base Camp 2016? I hope you all had fun as I know all your staff did! What was your favorite part?
I had a chance tonight to hang out with our youngest campers, Miss Shirley, and our puppet friends. Miss Shirley started the evening by asking some recap questions from yesterday about Paul, and our youngest friends showed what great listeners they have been. They answered every question! Miss Shirley went on to tell us about how after Paul believed in Jesus that he went around telling everyone about Him. Paul ran into some trouble along the way, though. Do you remember what happened to him? He was stoned, thrown in prison, beaten…. Can you imagine how you would feel if that happened to you? Would you keep doing it or give up? What did Paul do? I know all our campers were learning about Paul. Can you share what you learned with your family or friends?
Miss Shirley summed things up so far by saying that yesterday we learned how Paul acknowledged his sin, and today we learned about how he endured and overcame hardship to tell others the truth about Jesus!
Our puppet friends had their own lesson for us. If you saw puppets, what did you think about the differences between Emily and Eddie? Who do you think had the harder day? Eddie really did, but it sure didn’t seem that way. Even though all sorts of bad things happened to him, Eddie looked on the bright side and praised God for the good things that came out of it. He knew that God is GREAT and in control. Even when something bad happens, God can make something good out of it!
While you all were in Cabin time, our game team were busy setting up fun for us outside. Even if just a small amount, it seems like there was some water involved in all the games. Did you get wet? Was it fun? It sure looked like everyone was having a great time!
After games, we had a chance to catch up with our athletes from Scandalnavia and Brazil. Were you excited to see the Brazil team win gold tonight? I know Scandalnavia was not happy in the least, but there are more games to come. Do you think there will continue to be allegations of cheating by, ah… one of the teams? How do you think our announcers did tonight? Do you think the cue cards for emotions helped? I’m not so sure….
Well, that’s it for tonight. Just a few more photos of our time together, and it is off to bed! Hope to see you tomorrow for Day 3 of Paul’s Race!