As I sit on my porch and reflect on the past 3 weeks of camp. I can’t help but smile and laugh. It has been great to see close to 50 children in our building at First Baptist each day of the week as campers are actively learning and growing together!
I have seen campers grow as they have learned the Lord’s Prayer in their camp groups and in chapel each day. Our oldest group, led by Landon Smith and Caleb Bonner, has done a phenomenal job of being an example for our youngest as they have coordinated and led our daily chapel services as well as donated over 60 books to Sylva Linings. Our 2nd through 4th grade group has done a great job of learning how to be community and share with one another and have even adopted a Ugandan child and are hoping to create a garden out of kiddie pools. Our Kindergarten through 1st grade group has been the most fun and caring group as they took thank you cards to the Sylva Police Department and have helped with offering during our chapel services. Our Pre-School age group has been fun to see as they have a weekly water day on the playground and walk to the library to participate in their weekly events. Jose has taught students how to build really cool solar-powered robots. The heart for service and willingness to learn about God has been a gift to witness!
Our Camp Counselors have amazed me with their willingness to serve, love and lead. They show up every day prepared to engage our children and share God's love with them! I’m overly grateful to serve alongside each of them every day. Please say thank you to them as they lead among us!
Over the next four weeks we will begin preparing for our Lights On Camp Program that will happen on August 11th at 6:00 PM in our Mission and Fellowship Center. This program will be a time that we will share with you about our summer and have a silent auction to benefit our program. I hope you will invite family and friends to join us as we celebrate our summer together!
I am honored to serve as the leader of such an awesome program with staff, children and families that are willing to learn about God and follow him as we journey together. May the next 4 weeks be as amazing as the first 3 weeks.
May we continue to grow, learn and share together!