I hope you and your family enjoyed our last night of Base Camp 2016 on Friday! Family Night is always a highlight for us we get to know your families a bit and share all the fun and learning from this week.
Tonight we concluded our Olympic games with the Chicken Toss. There was some especially good tossing by Team Brazil who took Bronze and Gold in the event, and Gold overall. In a surprise turn of events, Team Scandalnavia admitted to cheating and apologized. Alexi stated it best when he said that they were bad guys but want to be good guys now, just like Saul in the Bible. Did you see that coming? It was terrific to see our athletes hug it out and move forward as friends.
Along with singing and silliness, Pastor Craig took a few minutes to share about what we have learned this week as well as what we at Forest Hills Baptist Church know to be true. He shared about God’s sovereignty and design for people as well as how much God loves us even though we are sinners. One thing that stuck out to me was when Pastor Craig spoke about how Adam and Eve were deceived but also made a choice to disobey God. God knows everything and could have just said that’s it! You are in so much trouble! God didn’t do that, though. He knew that they were hiding and pursed them just like he pursues people today. He wanted to show them His love, mercy, grace, and to give them every opportunity to be restored to fellowship with Him, just like He wants that for us now. Don’t get me wrong, Adam and Eve ended up in some big trouble, but God still took care of them and promised to make a way for people to come back to Him. Guess what, God kept that promise by sending Christ Jesus. Through Him, people have the opportunity to come back to God, and God pursues us with opportunities to choose to come back to Him. God can’t force us, but He wants to give us every chance to see who He really is and how much He loves. I think having all our campers and families walk away knowing and hearing about God’s love is what Base Camp is all about!
Below are a few highlights of our last evening together. Hope you had a TERRIFIC time and join us next year! In the meantime, please check out our other activities and programing for all ages at fhbcgr.org.