Wellllll ……… The tunnel still looms … not quite finished … need more warm lights! These kids have stayed the course, admittedly at times so tired and frustrated with lights not working or running out, however, they did not stop. We believe by lunch time tomorrow we’ll get them finished … if … more lights show up in the morning.
As a team we have corrected work done by other teams and added more lights in the kids swing area!
It’s pretty amazing when you think about it, how Tejas trusts their ‘first impression’ to Summit’s 8th grade class! What an honor.
These kids are so fun! Another afternoon of ‘The Hub’, the zip line and the giant swing! These workers stop their day and give our kids an hour and half of fun! What a blessing to us!
Okay… I know it may be crazy weird but the FOOD ROCKED AGAIN TODAY! LOL Dinner was chicken fajitas! Mmm mmm mmm!
Tonight we debriefed and everyone shared a fun/funny moment and something about the trip that is meaningful.
The zip line is a favorite closely followed by the swing, then just fun being together.
Many shared about how they felt the class was really growing closer together and how good it felt to be a part of Tejas’ sharing the gospel.
To finish our devotional time we broke into 2 groups – guys and gals
We discussed what we needed to do personally and as a group to become a stronger group that honored each other.
He has shown you, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Having spent 17 years on 8th grade trips, it is usually the focus on how we can be a class that honors one another as we honor God. To do that we have to look upward first (who is God in my life and who am I in him) inward second (what is God saying to me, outward (how to I honor God by honoring others) then how do we walk this out.
This is not an easy thing, but as this is a time when they are truly stepping into being full on teens and all the emotions etc. that brings, we must challenge and encourage our precious young ladies and young men that they can make good decisions for themselves and stand up and help each other to make good decisions and the end result can be team unity that is glorifying to God.
Kindness – our goal – kind to ourselves – kind to each other – prefer other over ourselves.
A goal that is hard for all of us. We have to check our hearts daily.
Our prayer time was sweet – we took our papers where we wrote honestly about ourselves and what we knew we needed to change about ourselves and what we hoped God would do in and through us and we threw them into the s’mores fire pit (of course after we had our s’mores : D) I promised no one would read their thought … it’s between them and God!
After a couple of our students prayed and the leaders closed in prayer we headed to the tunnel. The overhead lights are on and one panel of lights are on. We prayed. Then we walked it silently each of us praying our own prayers for the things we felt God wanted to accomplish within the hearts of those that will come to ‘The lights of Tejas’.
We’re at the game room – our nightly ending of each day.
It’s not supposed to rain until after we leave tomorrow. Please pray we are able to finish our task – the tunnel. AND…. Anything else Tejas needs us to accomplish before we leave.
We’ll be calling the SCA office when we leave to give you an estimated time of arrival. We’ll have the front office send an email when we leave Camp Tejas!
If we’re there early and your student doesn’t have athletics or practice that they have to stay for. You may pick them up. We will be there before dismissal.
Thank you again for allowing us to partner with you. It is an honor. Your children are A.Maz.Zing!
See you tomorrow