Greetings from Campbellsville University! Yesterday, we arrived here with 8 middle and high school students, our teacher sponsor Ms. Napier, and the whole Owens family. This is by far the largest group we have ever taken to camp and so we were super excited to get here and get our students plugged in!
Camp was kicked off with a great time of worship that was followed by the students being introduced to their huddle leaders. These are college age students who are not only going to be leading our students in games, but also small group times and devotions. From the kick off our students were thrown right into an afternoon of games. The best was tube mania where we got to watch several students battle it out tug-o-war style over inner tubes!
After a delicious supper in the dining room it was time for buzz groups. The students were able to attend a variety of classes on issues like dating, purity, defending your faith, evangelism, and leading worship to name a few. I went to the worship class, because a couple of our students went there. While I don’t have any musical gifts at all, it was encouraging to see these students excited and asking questions about how they could be worship leaders!
After buzz groups the students came back to the chapel for the first chapel service at camp. The students were once again led to worship Christ through some amazing music. They were also encouraged through the testimony of a division one softball player and a skit that showed the futility of trying to get to God on our own.
The camp speaker shared with the kids tonight about what it truly means to be All In for Christ. He let the students know the Lord wants all of us for all of Him. Before they can ever serve God they have to be committed to giving their all to Him. It was a great opening message for the students to hear this week. As they begin to get training at camp to impact their schools and communities for Christ they need to be reminded that they must first make sure they are All In in their relationship with Him.
Today is another busy day, so please keep our students in your prayers! God is already working in their lives and we can’t wait to see what he is going to do this week!