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Move: Camp Diary #3

Posted by jon on June 25, 2009 in not so deep thoughts |

There is no experience quite like that of sharing a room with 3 twelve year old boys. It is a world that is nothing like the world we live in. All the civil rules of society (and hygiene) are voided and it becomes just a matter of making it out alive. Perhaps its more a matter of making sure they make it out alive. Seriously, how many different ways do you have to tell someone they need to shower? Just the fact that you have to tell someone to shower is enough to prove we’re in some strange twilight zone that need never be visited by any sane individual.

Middle school issues aside, this has been a really good couple of days. The theme for the week is “Move”. We’ve been challenged that a faith that can’t move you is a faith that can’t save you; meaning that even demons have a faith of belief but theirs doesn’t move them towards God. Ours must be a powerful and active faith. The first day was about having “faith to let go”. That is letting go of anything slows or obstructs our walk. Day 2 was a “faith to stand”. Those two really go together because before we can really let go we have to have a faith that what we’re going to stand on will be sufficient to support us. I think it was an enlightening moment for some when they were shown the depth of persecution that those like Paul faced and still reasoned with Christ’s compassion. Paul’s was a faith strong enough to move him and provide him what he needed.

By the way…David is here. Just so you know. And Brittany (not with a “ney”) thinks blogging is dumb. I’m sure you were interested those updates.

Finally, last night we enjoyed a surprise trip to pizza hut after worship. It was a great time were we could relax together and then have our church group devotional away all the craziness of camp. We get the chance to talk about the fun parts of the day and what we learned, but my favorite part is easily where they can ask questions about anything they heard or saw. Its great to be exposed to new idea and see how other believers worship.

 

*Note to the reader. In truth I love middle school students, but I love to see them go home as well. Just kidding, c’mon if we can’t laugh at them what can we laugh at? I guess we’re just left with the platypus.

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