|This is NOT Kelowna! This is during Chill-Out at Pigeon Lake, Alberta.|
We only had two teens who went this year (which is 1/3 of our youth group!) - both girls. They left with our youth pastor and his wife at dark-thirty on Thursday morning. I think it's about a 10-12 hour trip, and camp started on Thursday afternoon. They arrived safely, with no problems of any kind.
There's lots of play and lots of preaching at this camp. The speaker this year was Pastor Rod Hall, youth pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Layton, Utah. Our two girls gave testimonies of the sermons and how the Lord spoke to their hearts through them. They made some wise-hearted decisions last week, and I think the Lord will honor them and help them to keep those commitments. We're going to be faithful to pray for them and ask them how they're doing through the year!
In addition to the preaching, there was lots of fun, both indoors and outdoors. I heard stories of running around outside and something about shooting catapults. Seems that rubber bands on catapults don't stretch very well at such frigid temps, and your ball falls right in front of you rather than zinging across the room as it's supposed to! ;)
On the way back home, our group had some minor mechanical problems, but those were fixed easily and they made it home safely at 1:30 Sunday morning. Everybody was right on time for church Sunday morning at 9:00, a little tired but excited about their weekend. Sunday night the girls told us about the fun and their spiritual decisions, and our youth director and his wife each told what they received from the preaching too. Don't think the Lord doesn't speak to adults at these youth camps! We're so grateful for our youth director and all the work he and his wife put into our youth. They work hard and reach out to not only our own teens, but to teens in the community each week as they bring them in on the bus for lessons and activities at the church. It's not a small job to plan lessons and activities for young people!
I'll leave you with a several more pictures. Coming up this week: Wes and I are babysitting the children of three families in our church so their parents can have a Couples' Night Out. We have plans. They involve a large TV and a Wii. If you don't hear from us by next week, send help! ;)
|With the two girls who went to Chill-Out|
|I sent this picture to Beth to show her the necklace I was wearing yesterday morning. It was a good find at Sears - just $3.00!|