Yesterday morning, Caleb and Abby and I left home early so we could be at the DMV at 8:00 a.m. when it opened. Caleb passsed his test yesterday and got his drivers permit. It took about 25 minutes. We then met the rest of our youth group at the church at 8:30. We loaded up the bus (31 of us total) and headed west across the state of NC to the Wilds Christian Camp. We arrived yesterday at about 4:15 p.m. I helped get the junior campers settled and Pastor Mike took the teens. Everyone seems to be settling in just fine. We do have a few first time campers. We have three very young campers. My daughter Abby is in a cabin with another Abby from NC who is the same age and shares the same birthday. Bethany is in teen camp for the first time. Caleb has settled right into the camp spirit also. I’ll try to give some updates as time allows, but our schedule is busy. It is a different kind of busy for me. I’m enjoying hearing the preaching. Rich Tozour is preaching for the teens. Ed Dunlop is preaching for the juniors. Last night Brother Rich preached on “Grounds for Growth and Godliness” from the parable of the sower. You can listen to that message at Sermon Audio. During the morning chapel times, we are all studying the book of Philippians.
This afternoon we have a little bit of free time. Several of the sponsors are going on a hike to the waterfalls. Joanna is following around some of our campers to the land trolley, the superslide, the giant swing, the craft shop, etc. I’m going to try to catch a few fish sometime today. I may even be able to catch a little nap after I get through studying some for next Sunday.
You can view photos from the week at http://www.wilds.org/gallery2/main.php later on today. They will be updating the photos throughout the week.