Super Kids 4


Saturn

This day was warm but absolutely beautiful! Swimming was popular again (of course) and the Saturn got a lot of use.

One of the new things we’ve been doing this summer is praying while the flag is being raised and lowered. It has been good to hear the prayers for our country and its leaders!

Flag Lowering

Chapel times this week have been really fun because all of the campers are really getting into the songs, as evidenced by the next picture. It helps the whole atmosphere of chapel if the campers can get excited right away.

Chapel Hands Up

Tuesday nights of Super Kids means that the carnival is taking place. The campers run around trying to get as many tickets for their cabin as possible. The cabin with the most gets a little party before going to bed. Of course, if the campers would rather see their counselor be sopping wet, they have the option of dunking them. . .

Carnival

Today is my last blog post for the summer (Matt Loberg will be taking over for me next week). In reflecting about the ways that God has moved, I can see how He has had perfect timing and endless grace. I don’t know how many of you are involved in a ministry of some sort, but I highly encourage it for making you dependent on God. Plus, reaching out is something that we are commanded to do as Christians. The ministry here at camp has been wonderful (as always) and just shows me that I always need to be involved in outreach to the lost and building up the Body. I encourage those of you who haven’t had the chance to see this to give it a shot.

Have a great day, week, summer, and year, and don’t forget to bless the Lord in the highs and lows. When He gives and when He takes away, bless the name of the Lord.

-Warren

Our 4 o’clock options for this week are swat, dodgeball, and mock government. In mock government (see, camp is educational!), campers sit around in turbans, togas, and kilts and make “important ” decisions and laws.

In other, more real news, the week has been good so far, even though it’s only Monday. It’s nice to have sunny weather (finally) for swimming and events like the Counselor Hunt.

Counselor Hunt

The big game tonight was Braveheart. The campers yell “Freedom!” and then run at each other trying to pry duct tape off of each others arms. I love it!

Braveheart

Our speaker of the week, Josh Koehn, spoke tonight about the fall of man and why we are sinful. He gave a glimpse of the hope of the cross, however, and will continue explaining that hope tomorrow.

(Disclaimer: Josh asked that this picture be the one that goes on the blog.)

Josh Close

My favorite picture of today is of a one-on-one that went on in the amphitheater. I love the simplicity of conversation.

Talking

As you read this post, know that even though we are sinful humans, there is grace that comes for those who believe. Grace that is greater than all our sins. And it is so simple to come by for us. Don’t forget about the grace that comes from Jesus Christ alone.

– Warren

If today was any indicator of what this week will be like, we’re in for an amazing week! The weather, the campers, the staff, and God’s glory made visible all contributed to bring about such a wonderful evening.

Josh Koehn, a former camp staff member, is here to talk to the campers about who Jesus is, why He deserves worship, and how to go about doing so.

Jash with Raised Hands

Tonight we had some swim time at the same time as canteen (the candy-pop-treats canteen?). Because it was a warmer day, there were quite a few campers who were willing to get wet even after the sun had gone down.

Running in the Water

And the last picture of the night is from the staff variety show (see previous weeks to get an idea of a few of the skits). I’m always amazed to see how well the campers respond to the goofiness of the staff. It’s always a fun evening.

var day in the life

This week, here are a few ways to be in prayer:

1. That God’s message would be spoken clearly through Josh.

2. That the campers would have hearts that are prepared for that message.

3. That the staff would seek out teachable moments to share the Good News with the campers.

Thanks for reading and praying!

-Warren