Thursday, August 23, 2007

Family Camp II

This morning concluded the week of Family Camp we've been experiencing the past days. Closing out with a few powerful testimonies of the Lord's working in the hearts of families -- and fellowship over a delicious meal -- it was time to say goodbyes.

With many answers to prayer over the course of the week, we're grateful for the opportunity to get to know the families in attendence -- and enjoy some family fun and recreation ourselves. It was a full few days.

Each morning began with breakfast and family devotions. Followed by chapel, which turned out to be an encouraging time of sharing and learning from eachother. Father/Son and Mother/Daughter sessions completed the morning, and then left the afternoons for family time taking in the camp's vast variety of activities. Each day concluded with a keynote session of special music and teaching. Oh yes, and late night snacks. [smile]

Our theme for the week was entitled, "Equiping Families for Ministry". As we explored the many opportunities for serving together as a family, we have been personally encouraged to seek the Lord and remain faithful where He has called. As a song we've recently started to sing for our 'warm-ups' states:

"Let my life be a light.."

Rachel and Ruth led the large session in learning Colossians 3:14-17.
Gotta love those actions!

Mom shares for a mother/daughter session.

We were so grateful for the opportunity to work with our dear friends, the Bontrager family.

Nathanael enjoyed the huge trampoline/bungee cords.

Enjoying the treat of an afternoon clear and warm enough to take in the water activities.

"Above all things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body. And be ye thankful." Col. 3:14-15


Anonymous said...

We've been waiting for this...what a delight to find it! :D And guess what? We just read the 'Tamale Pie' story in the book today! So, had to smile at the picture with that as part of the teaching. Thank you for sharing what the Lord has done! We miss you bunches!!!

With much love,
The Rehm's

Kris said...

Ahhh! Tamale Pie... :) I was at Micki's house not long ago and she had a book about Dear Mrs. LeTourneau! It brought back so good memories... "Can you imagine cracking 25 dozen eggs every week..." man I can't believed I missed that one! haha glad to hear the way God has worked this week!


Anonymous said...

Can you share thhe story of the Tamale Pie recipe please? It sure seems like it would feed am army! LOL

Nice to have you back. Great pictures.:)

Noelle Otto said...

Cool! Sounds like fun. :)
We were thinking of going there, but we didn't make it :(