Camp CUMCITO 2018 – Wk. 1 – Pre-Teen 1

Our first week of camp was a whirlwind of emotions and sweet moments.  When campers hopped off the bus Monday there was a mix of excitement mingles with some anxiety for the week ahead.

Tuesday was rain, rain, rain. It was muddy and wet all day, but our hopes were high to see how God would show up.  During Chapel, Mr. B talked about our QUEST in life and what God has designed us for (Ephesians 2:10). This sparked questions and conversation during devotions of how we are saved by FAITH, but how God wants us to be like Christ and do good works.

Wednesday was hard, as Wednesday’s usually are, because everyone is tired and desperately in need of a nap. Despite this tiredness, Camper N was vigorously taking notes during every devotion and chapel. He eventually approached Mr. T and asked him if God’s love is real and “what happens if we give our hearts to Him?” Mr. T declared YES!  God’s love is real and proceeded to share his testimony with him. N responded saying, “Wow! Thank you for telling me that Mr T! I’m really thankful”

Thursday morning Mr B asked the question, what do you love the most? He stated that, what you love the most, you will worship. During this chapel time, one camper challenged the teaching and was flipping around, searching in his Bible for the scripture Mr B gave. Upon finding it he exclaimed “Whoa it really is there!!”

Emotions were high and eyes were full of tears on Saturday as we said goodbye to our precious little ones.  We prayed over them, asking God to give growth to seeds that were planted, yet knowing that even if growth does not happen, our labor is not in vain, as 1 Corinthians 15:58 states.  God promises that “in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9) and that is the promise we hold onto. Through prayerful tears, we hope in God.