We had a very productive day. Two of Camp Tejas’ ‘light coordinators’ met with us to line out the day. It was so encouraging to me and challenging to the class to hear them talk about Summit, our relationship with them and how they depend upon us to help them accomplish their task of sharing the gospel with 14,000+ people over the Christmas Holiday.
This 8th grade class did not disappoint! They worked so hard and their precise work was so impressive, Tejas decided to change the light design on the tunnel. We don’t have to do two layers. One will be sufficient. That probably doesn’t mean a lot to you… but to us… WOOHOO! ! ! !
Mr. Dare joined us for our afternoon light wrapping of the trees around the lake, dinner and then he shared in our evening devotional. He talked about the different phases of a relationship with Christ that the people in the room could be in.
- Truly love God and want to pursue a deeper understanding and relationship with Him
- Believe God is real but don’t really have a relationship … interested
- Not sure what I believe about Him, not sure I even believe in Him
Pray for us as leaders. Tomorrow we will have moments with the students as they work in small groups continuing to hang lights in the tunnel, stuff flamingo’s (truth – but they are plastic) and wrap trees. This gives us non pressure moments to discuss what’s on the student’s hearts and questions they have about God.
I know, that in my group today we had a great conversation about God and who he is, what we think about him, etc. Things we talked about and said were brought up in the evening devotional and Mr. Dare didn’t know we had discussed them. That’s what God does when we get away from our daily distractions and devote our time and service to God. We get to encounter Him in a real way, and when we do, we have decisions we make, in our heart, soul and minds.
Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray that we each grow closer in our relationship with Christ.