We had a great time with all the people of Rose Hill that came out for their Ice Cream Social event. We provided the inflatable and lots of cool cosmo tattoos. Thanks to everyone who came and helped. Special thanks to the city of Rose Hill for letting us hang out with all the friendly people of the community. We had fun and made some new friends.
Last week I forgot to post about the people who were caught being early for their ministry to kids. The Mastersons teach in Adventure Avenue 4 and do an outstanding job.
Amy White does registration and she was in place 30 minutes early to great and check in kids.
Cheryl Thorton has worked in Baby Bay for many years and is always early to her ministry. These people all received a Sonic gift card as a little appreciation from the KidzWorld staff. Keep up the good work and next week we will be giving out some more stuff.
Well, this will be my final blog from camp. It has been such a blast to be with your kids and see them learn things from God’s Word. We had an awsome time in worship this evening. It was such a blessing to hear 300 kids sing “Here I Am to Worship” and see them really engage in worship. You are making a big mistake if you think kids can’t worship. After worship we had our church group devotions and talked about what it means to be baptized. 13 kids raised their hands indicating that they might want to be baptized at Watermark! We told the kids that we would contact their parents to let them know about their child’s interest. If your child does have an interest in baptism, we suggest that he/she take the Starting Point 4 Kids classes on August 3, 10 & 17. You can get more info about that by emailing Debbie at email@example.com.
The final party tonight was a variety show featuring the thing the kids learned in their track times this week. Enjoy the pictures of some of your performers. They did an excellent job and had a fantastic time!
It’s hard to believe that our week is winding down. Although the kids have had a great time, they are all looking forward to seeing their families again. Remember, you can call the church office (630.8500) AFTER 1 p.m. for an estimated time of arrival.
I would like to close with two special “thank-you’s.” First of all, thanks to the nine brave adults who joined Debbie and me as adult sponsors this week for camp. You guys have been awesome and we hope you have had a great time getting to know the kids. Secondly, thanks to anyone who helped financially support our camp experience. Several of our kids would not have been able to attend camp without your help. We know that God will reward your kind support.
The kids as well as the adults had a blast at OMC. Lots of shaving cream, tooth paste and other cool stuff were flying everywhere. Imagine 300 kids running wild & having fun! The coolest part though is that there is a point to all this madness. The challenge of OMC is for each team to complete as many tasks as possible during the allowed time. Each child does one task at a time. The most important rule of the game is that you can’t say “no.” If someone needs help with a task, they may ask anyone and that person must agree to help. The teaching point is that God has some “tasks” for you and some of them may be a little messy or difficult but you should always be ready to say “yes” to God and let Him direct you to use your unique abilities. One of the things we love about Centri-Kid is that every activity has a lesson for kids. They even learn about what God wants from them in the recreation times.
We hope the rest of you back in the real world are having a great time! I’m not sure that we are ready to join you again just yet but maybe by tomorrow morning… BTW, your kids would love to hear from you so if you haven’t emailed me: firstname.lastname@example.org or commented on my blog, take a minute to do it now.
Things that your kids have said about camp:
“The food is great and it is lots of fun and I have learned a lot but I do miss my family a tiny bit.”
“Miss Debbie is so nice and this is the best camp ever in the whole wide world!!”
“I like camp because you get to be with people who like you.”
“I thought I would miss my family but…?” I won’t finish that one!
“It is like being in KidzWorld all week!”
“I like the food and the new friends that I have made!”
Good Morning Parents! The kids are up and getting ready to go to breakfast. After breakfast we all gather as a church group for morning devotions. Your kids are learning that starting your day off with Bible study and prayer is a good way to stay on track with God. Today is the day the kids have been waiting for all week. OMC This is where they are going to get messy. I will post some pictures of OMC around 3pm. Have a great day and keep praying for us.
Here are some more pictures that I thought you would like to see. Found a battery for the bus and it is in Springfield getting another small problem fixed but we should be ready to go on Friday morning Lord willing. Keep praying for your kids they are having a great time and I far as I know no one is requesting to go home. There are many that want to stay for another week! Good night everyone. I need sleep.
Well the kids are eating dinner and everyone is having a great time! I will post again about 10pm with an update and some pictures.