Wow! I can hardly believe we learned about our last letter and that our week is almost over. Tomorrow we wrap things up with a night of family fun. We hope you are planning on joining us for a time of sharing what we learned, a hotdog dinner, inflatables, and the awesome Base Camp slip-n-slide! Before we head into our last night of HEROES tomorrow, let’s think about tonight….
H-E-R-O spells hero, and we’ve learned a word for each letter while talking about heroes of the Bible. “O” is our final letter. Do you remember what word goes with it? I actually heard two words attached to it. They were Overcome and Obedience. (I’m not sure if one, the other, or both is the ‘official’ answer! Do you know?) Like the hero we learned about tonight, though, we have to overcome our disbelief in order to have a right relationship with Jesus. Once we have that relationship, we seek to be obedient.
Our oldest campers talked about how our hero was actually the brother of Jesus, and he didn’t believe that Jesus was God’s son until after Jesus died and rose again. Once he realized who Jesus really was and his own need for a savior, he repented, accepted Jesus as his savior, received God’s forgiveness, and (like all our heroes) was committed to God. During the discussion, Mr. Scott made the point that just because someone goes to church doesn’t make them a Christian. A true Christian has a relationship with Jesus and tries to exhibit those H-E-R-O words. I say try because it isn’t always easy, and Christians do make mistakes. It is also a process of growing and learning, just like we have done this week. It is a lot to take in! If you have questions, please don’t be afraid to ask. There is no such thing as a silly question. Even if you do know Jesus, sometimes you still may have questions and that is okay too!
Outside of our learning time, we continued games and our hero escapades. I was also very relieved that our snack heroes were all okay and that the Kevinator did not get all the snacks! Back to the heroes….
The LORRGG continues to fight against Dr. Vonevilville but also continues to face problems. Not only did our super villain steal another Stone of Rosetta, he has also managed to capture Mr. Invisible. This is quite a feat since even our really, really, good guys have trouble locating their friend. I wonder how he did it? I sure hope our heroes can rescue Mr. Invisible tomorrow and stop the theft of the last Stone of Rosetta or the world (and us) is in real trouble!
At the end of the night, our Hawaiian SuperDuo crashed into the billboard of Our Little Old Lady and destroyed it. She was less than happy with them as she had been coming to paint it. It also sounded like you all were less than happy with our SuperDuo when they didn’t fix it; however, they did take their task of going after the Kevinator quite seriously. It landed them in a watery situation, and the Kevinator stopped by to chat with us. He seemed to have enjoyed the snacks he stole, and does not seem to think he has much to worry about from our Duo. It is another situation where we will have to wait and see….
Seems like they need to wrap both of these situations up at our Family Fun Night or we may just have to continue Base Camp! What do you think? I mean, I can’t wait a whole year to find out what happens…. Can you?
Until we meet again, I have used my superpower of freezing time to share a few moments from our evening below. Let your family know what you have learned and don’t forget they are to come along Thursday evening for the fun! (Plus, bring appropriate clothes and a towel!)