The Jr. High Winter blast is a time of outdoor refreshment and winter play as well as a place to meet new friends and find solace in the arms of the Lord.
Faramir, our speaker, brought the word of God up close and personal with funny stories as well as tales of the amazing way God steps down into our mess to rescue and restore. He even taught everyone a new word “Ebeneezer” as in a memorial stone not the miserly hero of A Christmas Carol. .
From tug-o-war to tubing, late night board games in the lodge to that moment that someone actually convinces you to stick an Oreo cookie on your face, Jr. High Winter Blast was amazing, every day, all the way through.
I had the honor of watching one of my own sons participate and seeing him light up as he told his brothers all about the weekend was a reward in itself.
The camp counselors went out of their way to bring both moments of intense fun as well as quiet contemplation to each of their campers. It was beautiful to watch.
I think we sell God short sometimes when we attempt to list out the different kinds of spiritual gifts that He might use to change our hearts and world. This weekend I definitely saw “Cookie Smooshing” and “Sacrificial Snow Battling” on the list along with a good deal of “Encouragement,” “Teaching,” and “Joyful Giving.” Thank you one and all for making this a fabulous weekend!