Jeni Dover's update from the last day of Children's Camp:
Galatians 6:9 says, "And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary."
Camp is tiring, but it's a good tired. You really cannot understand our week without having experienced it. As Attila said, "If you don't smell it, you don't know it."
The week was so hot and the children never ran out of energy!
In reflecting over the week, though, it is easy to see where the investments in these children are paying off.
Two boys repented and surrendered their lives to Christ. It is our prayer that all of these children take this step of faith, but the Evil One is fighting against that. Thankfully there are people here that love these children and work with them weekly, pointing them to Jesus. There are a few that are growing up in Christian homes.
The last day of camp is always bittersweet. Everyone is tired, but no one wants the experience to end.
We managed to fit another whole day of camp into 8 hours plus packing and cleaning. The energy levels were still high, but there were also some sad faces (among the children, too).
After all the memory verses, games, and points awarded for good behavior, the Green team won! They were given new stuffed animals for prizes.
The girls in room 5 won for keeping their room the cleanest and being in bed on time with the boys in room 6 a very close second.
A local farmer donated quail eggs for the children's breakfast Friday.
It also wouldn't be camp without some low points. Children with lice. (See the picture of Adel checking Chris 😁) There was a snake in the big tent Thursday as we gathered for the evening devotion. One boy ended up in the emergency room because of an allergic reaction to being stung. Three boys were very sick through the night Thursday. A few children needed to be separated several times, but like all children everywhere things were fine later. Peter had to get wet to stop a ball from being washed away in the swollen creek.
The work is hard; the rewards are huge.
We're tired, but it's a good tired.