We had the pleasure of spending the week of June 18-22 at Children’s Camp. A total of 250 adults and children descended on Mount Lebanon Baptist Encampment for five days of Bible study, worship, climbing walls, field games, zip towers, lots of walking and a host of other things.
Our theme for camp this year was based on the word “consider.” Throughout the week, we focused on thinking carefully, as the Scriptures instruct, about the gospel, our interactions with others, God’s provision and the example of Jesus to help us endure hard times.
The Lord faithfully blessed our time away, and the evidence of His saving and stirring work in the hearts of our kids was everywhere. Many children were challenged with their need for Jesus as we talked about considering others, and many were comforted by the hope we have in Jesus during hard seasons of life.
We came home with an abundance of funny stories, ranging from one child running face-first into a tree during Zombie Tag, to another trying his hardest to figure out which plant was poison ivy (he was successful), as well as stories of sweet gospel conversations. Our kids had amazing attitudes all week long, and though we did not bring home the coveted spirit flag, we did make up one of the greatest camp cheers of all time: “Bacon, bacon, bacon…bacon is good.”
Camp provides a unique opportunity to not only have fun but also help kids see and apply the gospel in a personal way. It is one of the highlights of our year and is worth every bit of planning and sleep deprivation. A huge thanks to our incredible leaders and to all those who partnered with us in prayer and encouragement.