Today was a wonderful day here at Camp Lebanon, even though it rained a bit and wasn’t the warmest. I know the kids still had a blast, though. This morning the campers were engaged in learning various skills around camp. They learn two skills a day, one of which is canoeing. Since it was windy today, the campers had to practice on the dock, but it looks like they enjoyed themselves.

Canoeing

Every week of camp is different and every group of kids is different. This week, the kids are a bit squirrely, but  they’re pretty good at getting quiet when they need to be. They also dearly love to laugh, as evidenced by this next picture:

Laughing

Morning and evening chapels have been opportunities for campers to learn about who Jesus is and what He’s done for us. Each chapel begins with a few silly songs and a few serious songs, all of which are intended to give glory to God. The camp Barefoot Band has blessed us with their music during these times.

Barefoot Band

Steve Hanson, the speaker of the week, spoke tonight about how life is like a road trip. He gave the campers an opportunity to think about where their own road trip has led them and is leading them. I love that they are already being challenged with self-reflection and its only the first day! Pray that God would open up hardened hearts.

Chapel

Tomorrow night, Steve will be sharing the Good News of the Kingdom. He will need prayer as will the campers and counselors, so as you read this right now, I encourage you to pray that God would let the truth of this life penetrate the campers hearts: namely, that we are all born into sin, and none of us is worthy of heaven. But God sent His Son, Jesus, to this world to die on a cross and cover the sins of His own, so that whoever calls Him Lord of their lives will be able to call Him their own Father. Pray that these campers would call Jesus Lord!

– Warren

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