Monday, October 01, 2012

Family Camp



Family Camp began Sunday evening with supper and ended Thursday mid-morning after brunch. It was a wonderful time filled with fun, fellowship, and teaching. 


The first evening was devoted to introductions. We all enjoyed a game for each family to introduce themselves, and then Dad introduced the theme for the week....Faith!


Each day started with a morning chapel, Ruth and Matthias lead the memory verse which was: 
Hebrews 12:1-3.


We also presented the drama that we had done for the Lake Itasca Music Festival on Brother Andrew's life -  a very good example of faith!


Since we did not have everyone that helped us at Lake Itasca we had to change some of the actors and recruited some new ones.


Never a dull moment with these guys on stage!


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I had the honor of being the narrator, which was something that I had never done before, but really enjoyed.


After the morning chapel we split up into father\sons and mother\daughters sessions with the goal of equipping the saints to cover topics of particular interest. Elizabeth talked about exercise. 



Every afternoon was free time to participate in the different activities they have available. One of the favorites was mountain boarding!


Some cool jumps made for some incredible pictures and videos.


Dad spoke during the evening sessions.


This year the theme was Faith, so when Dad spoke each evening his topic was on three different aspects of Faith. He had a fun object lesson for each night that was quite memorable, AND funny! :)
There were so many wonderful moments I'd run out of room to tell you of them all. But know that it was an incredible week! 


Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Hebrews 12:1-3

8 comments:

Blythe said...

Oh,that looks like a lot of fun. =)
If you ever need an actress for a play don't hesitate to ask. ;)

His Way Services said...

HEY! This very morning, I am finishing reading a biography on Brother Andrew! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Mountain boarding? I'm sure guys of all ages enjoyed that!

Anonymous said...

Hannah, you're doing a wonderful job on this blog! I'm glad you can do it. :)

Amanda said...

Yes, Hannah, thanks for blogging! Its fun to still be able to keep up with you guys! I love reading your posts! Glad you had a great time at Family Camp!

Becca said...

Thank you for the post! We all were so blessed by Family Camp this year.

God bless you all!
Becca

Talitha said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time! I wish my family could come to family camp...maybe next year. ;)

Marshall Arts said...

So y'all finally met our dear friends the Rugloskis!! Glad to see neither Alaythia came home with Christianna or vice-versa! We're so looking forward to 2013, Lord willing, when y'all be coming down with the Bontrager family!! YEEHAW! Looking forward to meeting them, too. Praying about your venue....

Anonymous said...

That sounds so kewl! Maybe I can go one of these years w my fam!
In Christ,
Lexi