Saturday, July 11, 2009

Weird Observations After Two Days At Camp

Written on Tuesday night the 7th...
  • Why do they call it a “laptop” if no one in their right mind wants to leave it on their lap for an extended period of time due to giving yourself a heat rash?
  • I am thankful to report that it is not just my children who cannot remember where they are going and what they are supposed to do next.
  • People who give up a week with their families to come & be a camp counselor need to be praised for their courage & compassion – it’s not an easy job. I’m the camp pastor, so I have a private room to rest/hide in… these guys are “on duty” 24 hours a day for 5 days. Churches should carry them around the worship center on their shoulders when they get home, like football players do MVPs for big games.
  • You don’t have to be old to make a difference for Jesus – the members of the worship band, Amplified Truth, are all high school & college students. They not only rock but they also hang out with the kids & teach ‘em what it looks like to be followers of Christ.
  • You don’t have to be young to make a difference for Jesus – our missionary couple from Japan (the Whaley’s) are less than a year away from retirement, and they are participating in the camp experience with gusto. Tomorrow, the kids are going to make & eat sushi in their class… and learn about identifying with the culture of the people you’re trying to reach.
  • I love speaking & teaching… sharing truth is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. (And, yes, I’ve owned two different Barrel of Monkeys in my lifetime… so I should know.) Where else can I get paid to talk kids into batting an inflatable koala bear around the worship center… and then laser-focus in on standing up for what’s right even if no one else will stand with you?

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