Day 29:

Dad says he would like to blog so i agreed as long as I could say this… I’m going to miss everyone here.

- Elijah

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Have you ever had something important to say and couldn’t wait your turn? Then, when you go to say it, you don’t know how?

Today (Wednesday) I awoke refreshed…

Monday and Tuesday I had the privilege to teach Bible class. In an hour, I was to give an overview of the Bible from Abraham to King David. That is a lot of information for an hour! (Luckily I was able to watch another teacher do the same thing last week and I could just modify his lesson to make it my own.) The basic theme was God loves His people and tries over and over to get them to obey Him. We went over the Ten Commandments [Exodus 20:1-17 ] and how Jesus paraphrased them into two [Mark 12:28-31]

Mark 12:28-31

28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

We admitted as a group that each of us had broken a commandment at one time or another and read Roman 6:23… “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” The discussion that followed was amazing and exhilarating. I had the humble and awesome responsibility to share with each child at camp that Jesus could be their Savior if they asked Him to be.

As I said before, today (Wednesday) I awoke refreshed…

Today was intense in terms of things that needed to be done in quick periods of time along with many hours of being outside in the Arizona sun (109°) setting up water inflatables, watching kids play on the inflatables, and folding up the inflatables. Although it was tough, I didn’t mind because today I witnessed an altar call and saw many students renew their relationship with Jesus or accept Jesus for the very first time. God even placed me, during my very busy schedule, in the right place at the right time to pray with one of the campers. THIS is why I needed to come back.

- Doug

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