The word "joy" captures camp really well. These campers are full of joy, and we can certainly see it when we're playing all kinds of games with them. I thought you'd enjoy seeing a few windows into this joy.
(Hunter Smith playing Zambian duck-duck-goose)
(Ben Williams and friends with a jump rope)
(Daniel Torres getting roughed up by his new buddies)
(Girls playing "Red Light, Green Light")
(Haley Morgan enjoying large group time with her campers)
We finished our camp at Destiny today, and we informed the kids that we'll be putting them on buses and taking them to the Olympic training center in the morning for a field day finish to our week. The crowd erupted when they heard the news. We'd appreciate prayers for a fun and safe day of playing sports and doing "field day" activities. Imagine never having a chance to go more than one mile from where you live. Many of these kids will have the adventure of their life tomorrow! We'll also have our last spiritual conversations with the campers. Pray for the Lord to guide our team members and to be with us in those hard moments of saying goodbye.
We'll keep you posted as we have more time to give updates. Thank you again for all your prayers. Our team is remarkably healthy, upbeat, and encouraged by the trip. We had a sweet time of singing together this evening, and we look forward to a great debrief time on Friday afternoon after we finish the fun day with the campers. We have so much to think about, so much to process together. Pray that the Lord would guide us to get all that he wants us to get from this trip.
"Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness." Psalm 115:1