Yoouuuu…. Light up my life… trees… fence…
We had a GREAT day of serving – stringing lights and putting together 175+ Christmas Trees!
To begin with our kids had to crawl under a stage to get the boxes of trees out! Thank goodness for agile adventurous students… They were troopers! The guys started out helping us put the trees together but were quickly called out to ‘hang lights’ … 100’s of trees later… the girls began to wane so we turned it into a competition…. Ashley and Jernee won … (I’ll tell you what it was once I let the front office know J ) Then… it was lunch time!
After lunch we had a nice break – the climbing wall and the zip line! I know I promised last year I would not do the zip line again, HOWEVER, to get another student to do the zip line… I showed her… It can be done! And you can survive! Of course… don’t ask me how I hung my right foot on the platform and twisted my ankle 30’ in the air… what? HA!
As soon as the break was over… as a whole team we headed back to the ‘forest’ and put together 3-12’ trees and 1-9’ tree.
The Evening Devotional Time – Get Plugged In
Ricky Campbell shared this evening… He began his talk with sharing about when packing for a trip… the most important thing he wants to make sure that he has is his cell phone… more important to him than anything else it seems is that cell phone… it keeps him connected – Facebook, texting, calling, internet, twitter.
And he makes sure it’s fully charged. It’s not going to work long with a 5 minute charge.
Then he made the comparison about God’s Word in our life. Are we plugged in to it? It’s not going to be much use to us if we do not keep ourselves plugged ‘in’ to it!
We then read Matthew 4 – The temptation of Jesus… how he overcame every temptation – the physical, the material and the spiritual…. Only by the Word of God!
The small group discussion time was really good! Seeing our students be ‘real’ and discuss God’s Word and where they are at personally in this struggle!
Pray for your student as they meditate on the scriptures tonight and in the morning during quiet time.
Pray that each one of us will allow God to reveal to us those areas in our live where temptations keep us from ‘plugging in’
Thanks for allowing your students to be a part of this trip. We’ve had many opportunities to share about Summit and Impact with the other volunteers here.