This past week was the week of the Fourth of July. So it was quite fitting for the theme to be “Party in the U.S.A.” It was a fun week that provided a lot of opportunities for the kids to learn more about our Country and the freedom we have been blessed with.
We also had the privilege to teach the kids about the freedom that is found in Christ and His forgiveness. It was a busy week full of activities: swimming, hiking at Cave Spring in Raytown, a Fourth of July Parade in Lenexa, a Royals win, and some jumping at Bump City.
Although it was the holiday, we decided to have camp the whole week. The holiday cut our attendance down on Thursday and Friday but we had some unique activities for the kids who did attend on the holiday. Campers who attended were not short of any patriotic experience between the parade and the Royals game. Thanks so much to the Royals for letting us come out for free! The kids had a great time and enjoyed getting to be seen on the jumbo-tron and the grand slam. What a game!
This week presented its challenges like every week does. It was a bit of a challenge to get back into the swing of City Camp after having the volunteer group run it for a week. It was also hard because Camp CUMCITO is running and we constantly have to adjust to the staff and campers that are gone for the week. Flexibility is a lesson with which we are becoming well-acquainted. We are so thankful that we serve a God who is in control of all this and gives us the wisdom and patience to be flexible in times of change.