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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Journey 2009

Each summer the youth from our church go to youth camp in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Mike is Associate Pastor at our church and he goes with the group on this trip. Here is a group pic of he and the kids.....

One of the nights during the week, a talent show is held. Here is Mike and Grace, one of our youth girls singing as part of the show.

Isn't this scenery beautiful?

I don't know why, but these pictures make me think of Fall coming. I guess I'm just ready for some cooler weather.

Now, what you need to understand is that my husband can be the biggest kid of them all sometimes. Naturally, he got involved in the paintball event this year at camp. Here are some of the girls...

And here is my dear, sweet husband...


in green paint! I think the girls got the best of him.

Despite the week getting off to a rocky start for Mike and the week ending with the church bus breaking down and Mike and the other counselors with him having to scramble and rent cars to get the youth back home, it was an awesome week in the Lord.

I am amazed at the times God will present us with a truth in scripture and then immediately give us life circumstances to put what we've been taught into practice. That's exactly what has happened with our youth and counselors.

Please pray for the Northside youth group if they come to your mind after reading this post. Apparently the Flu bug was beginning to make its way around camp and many of our youth have come back with it. Mike has been in bed for two days and isn't feeling well himself.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4