I love these people! Youth camp-out was a success I’d say. The weather was perfect…warm sunshine during the day with chilly nights that made you want to pull in a little closer to the fire. Lots of great memories were made and marshmallows were roasted.
I may not be the most observant person I’ve ever met but I loved watching these young people and the different gifting that each one has. I can’t wait to see what God is gonna do with this beautiful group of people. You’ve got the servant-that is found quietly picking up trash or bringing someone coffee, then there’s the conversationalist-that is constantly starting great discussions with a small group around them that everyone wants to be apart of, the listener-simply being a sounding board for those around them, the cheerful one-making everyone’s day, the giggly one-who’s laughter is contagious, the musical ones-who play guitar and mandolin getting the crowd singing, the observant one-who notices when someone needs a hug, the thankful ones and the list goes on and on….each one is gifted differently and that is why we need each other.
A weekend like this is only a success if everyone gives of their talents, gives a little of themselves, gets a little vulnerable and opens up. I’m so thankful that we have such a great group of young people that give 100%. I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend together! But oh, I ate way too many cookies! Haha
Here are a few snapshots of our time.
This dear lady pulled more than her share of the load….let’s just say that she is amazing!
Football can get intense with this many guys.
Two of our chefs!
…and another great cook! =) She makes the best granola, just saying!
Morning faces with that first mug of coffee.
No one was exempt from clean-up duty.
Leonard kept these pots full of fresh coffee all the day long. We went through pounds of it!
While his wife kept everyone full and happy…they make a great team!
This guy….be still my beating heart.
There was no lack in cute babysitters all weekend long! =)
Yogurt parfaits…one of my favorite things in life!
Saturday evening Daniel Esh came and shared on the Kingdom of God. It was really good but I ended up in the pop-up with Olivia during most of it. She did super well the entire weekend but of course there were times when she just needed some quiet.
Sunday morning we had a time of worship and then Lester led in a study of the book of Esther. It was an open discussion and very interesting to learn some history that I hadn’t known before.
And that’s a wrap!
Life is best when shared with friends…lets have a repeat of this event again next year.
When a friend meets me after church with a container of freshly picked raspberries and says, “Just because I’m thankful you’re my friend” it calls for baking something special. Raspberries are my favorite and I hope to have bushes of my own someday. I love friends and was reminded how a simple gesture like that can totally make someones day. Thanks Diane for spreading sunshine! Continue reading “Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins”→