Preparing for our next trip and celebrating our previous trip!! God is goooooood!!
Friday, July 31, 2015
OVERBOARD!!!!!! Yesterday the Chattooga River hit the eject button on several of our rafters (and even a couple of rafting guides) as several participants from Pathways & Chick-fil-a quickly joined the white water swim team!! Every one was fine and had a great time =)
There's a lot of different ways to start the day, but none compare with spending a few minutes in God's presence and in His Word. Thank you Kevin Johnson for leading our morning devotions this week with Pathways Church & Tampa Bay Chick-fil-a!! Loved each one!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
One of the BEST rock climbing and rappelling days we've ever hosted!! This group poured their heart into cheering on every climber until they got to the top!! Several women were so terrified by heights that they had to make themselves keep climbing while they sobbed from fear, BUT THEY WOULDN'T GIVE UP UNTIL THEY GOT TO THE TOP. I felt so honored to be a part of so many courageous people overcoming their fears and perceived limitations. The love of God shines brightly through this group of amazing people!!
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear..." 1 John 4:18
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
We are always refining our systems. Today we made a few improvements in our pantry area. Sometimes small changes make a big difference. /// We spent the rest of the day cleaning & organizing for our next group :)
Saying goodbye to Gaby this morning :(. She has to leave a couple weeks early so that she can deal with her truck situation (from her accident). We greatly appreciate the personal sacrifices she made to be here this summer and all the love and care she poured into Carson, Garret, the GTD Dogz, and our participants who all fell in love with her. Thank you Gaby!!! Safe travels my friend... We will be praying for you!!
Preparing for the next group! We worked hard all day after church. So blessed to be co-laboring with such hard workers!!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Today was our first day without a group in 3 weeks. So happy with my co-laborers in ministry for doing a fantastic job helping run 4 back-to-back-to-back-to-back God-awesome adventure trips. Today the crew got to sleep-in for some well earned rest. I was blessed to go on an hour & half prayer walk at 6:30 this morning. It was a wonderful way to start the day. I love how God renews & revives us as we plug into the ultimate "power source". The rest of the day we worked on projects around camp including reinforcing the dog cage and adding a rack to the top of it. Very productive "day off" :)
Friday, July 24, 2015
Once team arrived today, they explored the town by completing our FIRST EVER scavenger hunt in town! It was so much fun as 6 teams ran around town looking for clues, taking pictures, buying goods and attempting to talk to the locals! They had a blast and the winners won a favorite ice-cream treat favored by all our teams who come here called a TRIT!
Tonight we wrapped up the evening by each member of the team sharing why they came and a powerful mini message given by Philip Cochran that gave the team a little bit of a challenge this week to look for those moments that could be life changing.
French Toast and Goodbyes: God blessed us with another God-awesome camp this week. This morning we had to say goodbye to 21 wonderful Godly ladies from Keswick Christian School as they departed to return home to Florida. We praise God for an amazing week and all that He did to bond this team together. PJ!!! (Praise Jesus!!)
Had an amazing time again sliding down Bridal Veil Falls yesterday!! The Keswick Lady Crusaders loved it and soaked up the challenging hike! Afterwards they completed their 3rd day of basketball & volleyball drills. During our campfire time last night Alex spoke about Hebrews 3:13 and the importance of encouragement and the role it plays in our walk with God as well as our success as a team. We finished the night with an outdoor movie and smores. It was a good day!!