What a day! It has been moving to see how the campers are responding to the truth of the Gospel and desiring to make changes in their lives because of that truth.

It’s also been fun to see how eveyone has been enjoying the snippets of good weather we get. Swimming hasn’t been too prevalent this week (except the first day) but some campers are still out there even with the cooler weather.

Raft Jump

A big part of today’s activities was the dodgeball tournament. Campers got dressed up and had fun whipping playground balls at each other. And I’ll admit, I had fun watching!

Dodgeball

Themed dinners have been the order of the week, and tonight’s theme was Asian food. We used chopsticks to eat, and had a Chinese man (who’s visiting our camp for the week) taught us all how to use them.

Chopsticks

The game tonight was a water relay, which included a bellyflop leg of the race. I pity the people who had to go in the water, as the weather was cold and drizzly, but that’s just how it goes sometimes.

Bellyflop

As I leave you for the night, I’d like to mention the theme of tonight’s chapel. We talked about what it means to be a lukewarm Christian. Lukewarm Christians say they want to follow Christ, but do nothing to work towards that goal. They want to help those in need, but only insofar as it doesn’t cause them any real sacrifice or suffering. Jake Minell challenged the campers and now I’m challenging you to examine your life – where are there places where you aren’t living all out for Christ? Where do you find yourself compromising your holiness for comfort? And what are you going to do about it?

I encourage you to look to the Cross and what Jesus did there. Keep your eyes and heart focused there and you’ll have a harder time being a lukewarm Christian.

– Warren

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