Have you ever had to do something really, really hard? Have you ever wondered if it is worth it? I was late this evening to our Olympic Events, and listened in on our 5th grade girls to see what I may have missed during teaching time. Meagan, one of their leaders, used verses like 1 Timothy 4:7-8 to help talk with them about enduring the race to follow Christ so God can be glorified. There will be some hard times, and christians have to fix their eyes on Jesus to become righteous like Him, to gain the crown.
Acts’s 21:13 talks about how Paul was willing to die for his commitment to Christ, and Megan asked the girls if they have ever made a commitment for which they would be willing to die. I was impressed that some of the girls said yes, but maybe I was a bit more impressed that other girls admitted that they thought it was worth it but not sure why. I applaud their honesty because while they seem to understand a lot of what we have been talking about this week, they aren’t afraid to admit that they still have questions. It would be so much easier to just pretend to know all the answers! Meagan took the opportunity to share her story of coming to know Jesus, follow Him, and how her life is different now. She reminded the girls, and I want to remind you, that she other staff are so willing to stop what they are doing (EVEN GAME TIME) to talk more with you about your questions. No silly questions! No shame in asking!
After hanging out with the 5th grade girls, we headed outside to games. I had so much fun watching everyone! Game time seems to be a highlight for all our campers.
Competition continued as we closed our evening and took a look at how things are going between Scandalnavia and Brazil. According to our new announcer, things are neck and neck as Scandalnavia won gold in the Leap Frog event while Brazil took Silver. With one night of competition left, who do you think will win? Were there anymore accusations of cheating? Speaking of cheating and unsportsman like conduct, what did you think of things with our announcers? I love them, but their actions seemed a bit questionable….
Friday is our last night of Base Camp 2016 – Paul’s Race as well Family Night. Starting at 6:15 pm campers and families are invited to a wrap up of this week’s activities with dinner and family fun. (This is a family event and parents are in charge of their children as leaders will be running things and corralling their own kiddos!) It is an event that shouldn’t be missed, and we hope you will join us. Check out a few last minute highlights until tomorrow!