Monthly Archives: November 2022

Prayin’ Playin’ Workin’ Fishin’ – Gettin’ It Done!

Did I already tell you how amazing this group of kids are? Well, they are! When they are requested to do anything

Link to updated photo album

Did I already tell you how amazing this group of kids are? Well, they are!
When they are requested to do anything there is no hesitation, in fact, most of
the time they initiate instead of waiting to be told what to do next.

And never fear, English studies have continued while wrapping trees. EX: Did
you know that swum is a past participle for the word swim. After much debate,
our expert English Instructor had us look it up and Voila ! ! ! Swim, Swam,
Swum .. Who would have ever thunk it? LOL Quite a bit of debate was had and
google proved our professor’s point.

As we have wrapped the trees near the two pond/lakes our fishermen have
yearned to fish, so during a break I headed into Walmart and purchased some
fishing gear and worms. During our free time, the students that didn’t want to
do the giant swing or stack crates or play Nuke ’em! (a cross between
volleyball and dodgeball) they fished, caught and released quite a few fish.

During our debrief where we each share moments of the day it was a great
picture of what happens while on the trips.

“I love being with my class” “I enjoyed doing the trees”
“Fishing” “I wish everyone had come” “Being here”

The discussion tonight as we are preparing for bed – I wish we could stay

It is wonderful watching students start off in their little groups wrapping
the trees and as we progressed, that began to change. People began just jumping
into a group because they needed help to finish. They worked together, laughed
together, encouraging the next Summit record holder for crate stacking,
challenging each other during the nuke ’em game, helping each other be
successful while fishing. Then when it’s devotional time they are spending time
writing their responses not trying to rush through the moment.

Getting to work a long side of the our students our leaders have amazing
opportunities for conversations, to encourage them from what we have seen shine
in their character as they work and play. Such a blessing.

This morning the devotional was on being thankful – Tonight it was on trust!  

Read : LUKE 1:39-56
Key Verse : “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my
Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.”
(Luke 1:46-48)

We listed our blessings. Even when things are tough, God is good. We
listened to Toby Mac & The Blessing sing The Goodness as we wrote down the
ways we know God has blessed us and what we are thankful for. I encourage you
to take a moment and do the same thing.

Everywhere that I go … You keep showin’ up … You’re the goodness in
my life!
I pray that He is the goodness in your life! I pray that
He is the goodness of your student’s life and that He ALWAYS will be!

What does your level of trust in God say about how well you know Him? What
can you do to grow on
your trust in God?


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Let There Be Lights … Lots of them!

We arrived at 2:30pm, unloaded our things into our cabins and immediately went to work wrapping trees with Christmas lights.

It has been almost 3 years since our 8th grade class has been able to come and serve Camp Tejas as they ‘Set the Stage for others to be introduced to a life changing relationship with Jesus’

A quick lesson on what to do and what not to do and 1.5 hours later all of the Tejas staff was so impressed with our 8th graders and their ability to do a great job. The kids did so great Tejas didn’t even wait until tomorrow to start plugging the trees in!

SO FUN! ! !

As the groups and families will come during the Christmas season to get away and have quality family time, hear the Christmas story and leave with having been blessed in ways they weren’t expecting, the first thing they see when they drive in, will be the trees we worked on today and will work on again tomorrow.

We’ve had dinner, and a little free time sliding down the crazy long tunnel and now playing sand volleyball building community.

In about 15 minutes we’ll head in for our evening devotional – we will be reading the Christmas story and focus on the different responses of those involved had to the miracle of Jesus the Christ child choosing to come and be Immanuel – God with Us!

Read : Luke 1:26-38
Key Verse : “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as
you have said.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38) Mary surrendered to an unknown future

We’ll be asking ourselves these questions:

Why is it so difficult to surrender our lives to God’s leading?
• What does our hesitation say about our level of trust in God?
• Do you ever think about what God has planned for you that you miss out on because you want to be in
control of your life instead of surrendering it to God?

Pray for us as we serve, play, laugh and ‘press in’ to God.

Pray for our students that were not able to come with us – they are also going through the devotional and will be serving on the campus.

I’ll be sharing a google photo album. Right now they are uploading into a file.

Mrs. G

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