Camp is over and we are on our way. We finished up camp yesterday morning and headed out to our next destination in Anacortes Washington. Below is a map of our current location.
We had a great time and made some fantastic relationships. At the end, the kids shared a bit about what they loved and what they did not love. How camp impacted them and what things it may change in their life. They also created and memorized a mission statement to guide them through life’s decisions. Here is one example from one of the students I was able to really spend time pouring into this camp.
“Be Persistent. Be Courageous. Live Active. Pursue God and include Him in my conversations. Always help others with their challenges and be like Christ in all I do.”
Camps like this create such strong bonds between campers. There is talk about visiting each other in the future, going to Beijing, Tai Pei, or coming to Tennessee. The hardest part of camp is the day we leave. Saying goodbye to people who the kids have become such close friends with was challenging. Questions about whether we will meet again swirl in our minds as we all head back to normal life. Below are a few pictures from the camp. I tried to include as many of the whole group as I could.
I wanted to share an amazing view with you to close out the June camp. One day I took a hike alone to the top of Wind Mountain. I am not much of a hiker but I wanted to see the top and be alone with Jesus so it worked. I almost gave up while making the hike to the top (a 1.15 mile, 1,138ft elevation change). Once I made it though, the view and my time alone listening to His voice in the breeze was so worth it.
On The Road Again
We are back on the road and spending a few days with our friends Michael and Heidi in Anacortes, WA. From here we will head to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Rapid City and home. Between now and the 20th of July we will log 3,000 miles and see some amazing sites. I will update you as we go.
Thank you for continuing to pray for and support us as we go.