Thursday, 11 September 2008

Church Camp 2008

Labor Day weekend we enjoyed another annual church family camp! Everyone had much fun and it passed with few injuries. Each morning started with an early prayer time and then gathering time around the campfire to sing hymns, pray and listen to teaching on the family. The afternoons were filled with many activities: volleyball, kick ball, football, baseball, bike riding, scooter riding, boffing, frisbee, kyaking, beach walking etc! Our dinners were shared--the church supplied the main meal and each family contributed the sides and desserts. After dinner, we all gathered around the campfire for more singing and teaching. When it was dark, we would gather and play 4 on a couch, one up one down and other group games.

On Saturday night, we had a talent show where each family or individual is encouraged to share with everyone their talent. From our family, the kids sang John Cherokee which is a sea shanite we sang a few years ago and brought back because of high demand! Hannah and Grace sang the "Itsy, Bitsy, Spider" which was adorable! The show ended with a short skit led by Sam Young. It was a story about a man who is tempted into a box by a Mr. Hunter (the devil). Many people come to help him out of the box such as a hippie, goth, cult leader, "Jesus has a wonderful plan for your life" minister (me!!!) and another person in a box, but nothing works. A christian man comes (Jonathan) and shares the gospel with Jerry (the man in the box). Jerry realizes his sin and accepts Christ as his Saviour which releases him from the box. It took us much practicing all weekend to put it together....but it was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it.

Sunday morning we had a semi-normal church service and a few other not camping families, joined us for the day. That evening, we had a cook-off--Esther entered carmel apples and Daniel entered skillet cookies and they both won! I decided to enter at the last minute and made a new recipe. It didn't turn out as it was supposed to but still tasted okay, so I still entered it. I received a few votes, but knew it wasn't a winner! : )

We packed up Monday morning and headed home, tired, happy and full of fun memories!


Graydon L said...

Um, sorry to be picky, but you spelled my name wrong. it's Graydon, not Greydon.

Please excuse me, but when you have a name that gets spelled wrong all the time, you tend to be more touchy about it ;-)

-Graydon :-)

P.S. did you have any better pictures of me? ;-)

Graydon L said...

Oh, Yeah, I forgot. I like the new template! where'd you get it?

-Graydon (again) :-)

Sarah said...

Sorry Graydon! I will fix that when I have a chance. That was the best picture I have of you--it is not my fault that you posed!! : )

Glad you like my new background. I found it on a free blog background website.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
Um, on one of the photos of the 'danger men cooking' you misspelled burnt. Love your photo titles!

And love your new look!
~Mrs. R

Esther said...

sarah, the name of the game was--I'm a scout.
I love the new background!!!

Victoria said...

Great pictures of everyone having family fun.

By the way, I noticed that you have recently viewed the movie "Bella". My husband and I just watched it and loved it. A very thoughtful piece done with art and feeling.

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