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.