It was great to see so many smiling faces back again tonight as well as some new ones! What do you think of the how things are going for Amelia A. Hart and Ty Tanic? The brothers were sure convincing in getting Amelia to decide to play the magic oboe. Do you remember how they tempted her to do it? They used something she loved, music, to get her to think about disobeying the rule. Now, look at the consequences – there’s a horrible storm brewing and the island directors seem really nervous! I’m thinking that the rule about not playing the magic oboe was there for their own protection, and boy, am I glad that I wasn’t the one to do it! Have you ever been tempted to do something you shouldn’t? I think we all have.
After some great song time, we headed for large group teaching. Mr. Troy lead the 3rd thru 5th graders as they learned more about God’s big picture and promises. If you were with Mr. Troy, do you remember his illustration about the elephant and blind men? If you do, share it with your family and friends. It really did show us how people can come to different conclusions about the same thing when they only have part of the picture. Luckily, God knows and gives us the big picture and His plan with the Bible. While sin separates us from Him, God wants to bring us back to Himself. We’ll learn more about that as we meet again.
Flipper and Mulligan were back to entertain us with their adventures after some small group time, snack, and game time fun. It seems as though the duo missed an opportunity to be rescued when Flipper got a delivery from Amazon, so, with rubber chicken in hand, they returned to ask the volcano for help. All they want is to go home, but even after some antics with the rubber chicken, help from the audience, and an attempt at the chicken dance, they will have to spend another night as castaways. I’m not sure if wanting to go home is worse or wondering what that volcano is going to ask for next! If you were far from home, what would you be willing to do to get back?
We hope to see you back tomorrow night for more learning, worship, and fun! If you get a chance, let us know your favorite parts of base camp and what you’ve learned so far in the comments or draw a picture to share. It’d be great to hear and/or see what you think!