Today was another great day here at FCA Leadership Camp at Campbellsville University. Things got off to a rocky start for Erin and I as Maeven decided waking up at 3:30 am and not going back to sleep was a good thing. Thankfully she got a good nap in later in the day!
In this morning’s chapel time the speaker talked to the students about Esau selling his birthright to Jacob. He compared how Esau felt a temporary hunger and sold some thing precious to try and fill that void to how we are hungering for Christ and try to fill the hunger with whatever this world has to offer.
After the morning service the students went off in their huddles for both small group time and competitions. They competed in everything from basketball, softball, volleyball, various other sports, and yes “tube mania!” While the students were busy during this time I attended a class with other adult leaders where we had a Bible study and prayer time for your huddle groups. It was definitely a very encouraging time for me!
Maeven decided to sleep through lunch and so I walked across campus to the campus Chik-Fil-A to get lunch for our family. The sun was so hot on the way back I ignored the burning sensation on my arm. Turns out the chicken was so hot that through the bag it actually blistered my left arm. Ouch!!!
During the afternoon the students attended a session on how they were going to share their faith in the community on Saturday. Following that session they had more competitions and then some free time where they could play, swim, or sleep if they wished.
After supper tonight we all attended a strong man show, where a weight lifter showed his strength on the bench press, tearing phone books, breaking bats, ripping apart full pop cans, and twisting frying pans! He then shared with the students about how they could use their athletic abilities to reach others for Christ and how sometimes that’s not easy because people have messy lives. Yet even with the mess we must still show them the love of Christ!
The evening chapel service was once again a blessing. The praise and worship team led a great time of praise and really helped focus the students for the testimonies and messages they heard. The speaker talked to the students about having the mind of a leader. The mind of the leader sees what God can do in a situation and knows what dreams God gives them. The mind of a leader proclaims and says what God wants him
too. And lastly the mind of a leader seizes the opportunity that God gives him.
It’s been a great day and hanging out with our students I can tell that they are enjoying themselves and that God is doing something powerful in their lives. Keep praying for them and for the rest of our camp this weekend! Also, pray that burning foods will stay away from me!!