Super Kids 1


Vaughn Blackburn is speaking right now about Job. Something he said really hit me and I wanted to share it with you. Even though Job had lost everything he had, his attitude was this: “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

It’s a common Christian catchphrase, but think about what that means in our lives. That means that after the birth of the child, or its death in miscarriage, the Lord is still worthy of blessing. He is still good. That means that even with natural disasters such as floods, tornados, hurricanes, or earthquakes, the Lord is still worthy of blessing.

Even with constant war on this earth, the name of the Lord is still worthy of praise.

Don’t forget that. In the good, sunshiny times of life, or in the difficult, heartbreaking times of life we still are to praise God because He is God and we are not.

I pray that the Lord would give you grace to quote Job when your life takes an unexpected turn. Have a good evening blessing the name of the Lord.

-Warren

I didn’t believe that yesterday could have been hotter and humider (is that a word?), but I changed my mind by 10:00 this morning after running the Screaming Eagle Zip Line. We had a pretty good time, even though we were in a constant state of sweating/dampness.

Zipline

One of the coolest parts of camp is how invested the counselors get into their campers lives, and how unified the cabins usually are by the end of the week. A big part of that with the Super Kids age group is the cabin adventure. The campers and their counselors go to various parts of camp and do something together as a cabin. It really helps! Tonight, I was able to sit in with India cabin who went on a pontoon ride.

Pontoon

A camp tradition for elementary students is the carnival. The staff run games like the dump tank, tumbleweed hair, and my personal favorite: the hailstorm (basically, campers run through an obstacle course while trying to avoid water balloons and a hose).

Carnival

My favorite picture from today makes me stop to think about the Lord’s goodness in our lives. Even though the subject is simple – just grass in the sunlight – we can learn a lesson from it. God in His infinite goodness chooses to nurture and grow grass so that it can flourish. And how much more does he love His children? How much more does he love to grow those who call upon His name? We serve an amazing God who is more gracious towards us than we can ever know on this earth. Don’t forget to thank Him for His goodness!

Grass

Have a wonderful day and seek out opportunities to share about our merciful, gracious Lord!

– Warren

It was . . . ridiculously warm today. It wasn’t the heat so much as it was the humidity. The campers were commanded encouraged to drink 3 glasses of water at each meal and frequently in between meals as well. Because the weather was so warm, campers and staff spent as much time in the water as possible. At one point, there were 130 campers on the waterfront!

Jumping Off the Raft

The Super Kids have been enjoying the “Rave” aquapark, as well. I love watching a small kid get launched into the air from the ‘blob’ section. They fly so far and have so much fun doing it!

Rave

The game today was the classic counselor hunt. With the heat being so high, I don’t think any of the counselors minded being pushed in the lake after being found!

Counselor Hunt

In evening chapel tonight, the campers had the chance to learn about how powerful God is.  Vaughn Blackburn, the speaker of the week presented even more of the gospel message and encouraged campers to speak with their counselors about making Jesus the Lord of their lives.

Also in chapels, the campers have been enjoying rounds of “Gorilla Gets the Man.” I remember playing this game my first summer camping here, and the kids get into it now as much as I did then. It’s fun to see!

Gorilla

And finally, here are a few ways to pray for us tomorrow:

  1. That the campers would not be distracted from learning about Jesus and His message of hope.
  2. That the staff would be able to administer Jesus’ love to the campers.
  3. Again, that we would be protected from spiritual attacks. We need prayer that Jesus would keep this place safe (spiritually and physically).

Have a good day and remember to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind! Don’t rest on your own understanding, but give Him the glory in all you do and He will make your paths straight.

-Warren

Moving In

Today marked the first Super Kids camp of the summer! The energy exuding from the campers is definitely contagious! Even with the rain today, we had a great opportunity to hear the gospel from our speaker, Vaughn Blackburn. He’s doing a great job of matching the campers’ energy.

Vaughn and Campers

As always, our first night of camp was kicked off with the staff variety show. We had some crazy accents, an advertisement for “Smooth and Silky – The Shaving Cream You Can Use in the Shower!”, and an attack by the blue trolls.

Blue Trolls

Here are a few ways you can be in prayer for camp this week:

  1. That Jesus’ name would be honored and glorified in all we do.
  2. That Vaughn and the counselors would be able to present the gospel to the campers in such a way that they understand what it is to be a Christian.
  3. That spiritual attacks would cease. There have been some strange things going on today, and we want to look to Christ to make them right.

Well, thanks for visiting! Have a good day and remember that no matter the situation, He is on His throne. Rest on that.

– Warren