Howdy, everyone! Long time no see–and no write!
Our Missouri Pre-teen camp ended Sunday, and I am currently absorbed in issues related to the Michigan Teen Camp which is approaching quickly as well as Branson Festival issues that have gone unattended during the run up to last week’s camp.
If you are reading this and you are someone who assisted our camp last week or who prayed for the success of that camp, I cannot thank you enough. God’s blessings were very evident, and the camp went wonderfully. Is there room to improve? Absolutely! The week-or-so after camp is when I like to conduct a post-camp analysis for future planning purposes, but this is proving a bit difficult this week. However, if you were involved with camp you will be receiving requests for feedback this week (and may already have received some–check your e-mail). We can always improve, and your comments and evaluations help us to do just that.
But that said, I think that on the whole this year’s camp went marvelously and that (1) God was well honored, and (2) our pre-teens and their families were well served.
It is a great privilege to get to serve in this way, and seeing kids running around camp and enjoying what we have assembled for them to learn from and to experience is humbling. I could not help thinking of the scene painted in Zechariah 8:5 of boys and girls playing in the streets of Jerusalem.
Then I read stories like today’s AP article “Kenyan Children Abducted, Tortured” and I am reminded of how different today’s world is from tomorrow’s world. I hope we all pray for a time when camps like ours are the norm and not aberrations in the rearing and treatment of children.
Thanks, again, to all who contributed to the success of our Missouri Pre-teen Camp. I will try to write some this week–if for any reason, to help get me back into writing mode for some scripts and commentaries–but with festival, teen camp, and pastoral duties pressing, it will likely be less than usual. My apologies! One day I will be a more organized me who can handle multiple projects more efficiently, but for the moment that me is still on back order. 🙂