Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Camp MARVELous '09 was incredible this year. We had around seventy kids and they were all amazing. The girls in my cabin were one of a kind. God was certainly teaching us patience this year. : ] It was hard saying good bye to these kids and know the homes that they were going to. Ones that had no mother or father. Ones that forced the oldest of the brothers or sisters to take care of everyone else. Ones where these children were abused and neglected. Ones where they didn't have love.
That was our job. To show the love of Christ to these children for six days. They played basketball, football, paintball, gunkball, rode the mechanical bull, made super hero capes and masks, took pictures with super heros like spiderman and wolverine, but learned about the real super heros like jonah, samson, paul, and joseph. They learned that heros arent born they are built. God uses the ones that dont think they can be used. They danced, they sang, they ate 3 meals a day + snacks, they were able to sleep without worry of tomorrow.
We had two baptisms this year. Montana who came for his first time last year and Malik who came this year for his first time. Montana not only came back but started going to contact church in Tulsa and his family started attending church as well. These kids love camp so much they are bringing their brothers and sisters, cousins, and friends. Its the one week they look forward to all year. A week when they truly are able to experience Gods love and when its time to go home they don't want to leave.