Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homeschool Family Camp

Laughter. Action. New friends. Heartfelt conversations. Biblical Truth.

These were just a few of the highlights from our 7th Annual Homeschool Family Camp. We had a full roster of campers this year, with each family adding a unique dynamic to our fellowship. What a blessing it is to pull back from the bustle of life and encourage each other in the Lord! Here are a few pictures from the week:

Matthias and Ruth led the Bible memory

Mom and Ruth teaching during a mother/daughter session

Sharing music in the evenings.

The 'little girls' are practically grown up!

Outside activities! Tug-O-War -- pull, Susanna, pull!

The all-time favorite wherever we go: 
Mighty, Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge! 

Lots of great competition

Father/Son teamwork activity

Race across the pond

Timing competitors 

The weather was warmer than most years, so everyone greatly enjoyed the swimming area -- complete with a blob!

Charissa loved the craft time.

Hannah and Allison leading a panel discussion

Story time for the younger children

Demonstrating practical skills: 
How to make homemade salves and ointments

Lunchtime food and conversations are always a treat -- as was the air conditioning! 

Leading an object lesson.

We were encouraged to hear many testimonies through the week of God's specific provision on behalf of several families. There were also families who came with questions and life struggles. It was beautiful to see them connect with other families who had walked a similar road. The body of Christ encouraging and uplifting each other. 

Each evening Dad taught on Psalm 111:10 - 112:3, focusing on the fear of the Lord. It was a rich time of searching the Word to discover how we can practically apply it to our lives. 

Thank you for your prayers during this week. We're so grateful!

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.

His praise endures forever."
Ps 111:10


Anonymous said...

What a great post! I so enjoyed the photos. It looks and sounds like you all had a marvelous, blessed time. Looking forward to hanging out with y'all on the cruise in Feb.!

Jennifer Watson said...

fun to see the girls grown up. you have a beautiful family. i wish i knew you in person.

Anonymous said...

I love the photos! Glad u all had a good week at the family bible camp!
In Christ,

Haley Barnard said...

That looks like a lot of fun!
What denomination are y"all?
We live in Indiana, have a family of 13 and one on the way.
It is nice to see like minded people who are serving the Lord!
Blessings, Haley

Anonymous said...

Wow...the "little" girls sure are growing up! Alaythia looks so grown up in one of the pictures!

Talitha said...

Looks like you had lots of fun at Homeschool Family Camp once again! I hope my family can come next year. ;)

Elizabeth. said...

Aww, it's so fun to see these pictures from camp! Our family was very sad that we weren't able to stay for the entire time, but absolutely so thankful for the time we we were able to be there! [And super excited for next year, Lord willing. *smile*] So many encouraging memories! It was a blessing seeing you all again + playing on the same volleyball teams as some of you. ;) Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing the pictures! =)

bboles said...

What camp is this and where is it located?