Thursday, October 14, 2010

Camp Eagle

Wow, I can't believe a week has flown right by... I'm still recovering from last weekend. We took a road trip to Camp Eagle outside of San Antonio with about 80 kiddos. We serve in our church's Student Ministry and had the opportunity to attend this amazing leadership camp. The GPS couldn't even locate it... the camp is 8 miles off the beaten path on a BUMPY dirt road. It took us almost 30 minutes to go 8 miles... BUMPY...
It had several large trees like this one... perfect for climbing... which was good because we took Hoot with us...
We weren't sure how he would do....

Now he thinks he is a teenager... well.. he did before too.
He did everything the big kiddos did... ALMOST... this water was FREEZING!!

Dad did the blob, me and Hoot elected not to. First... you jump onto the blob... then you climb to the end of the blob and the next person jumps onto the blob. when this happens it sends the person at the end of the blob sailing!!! This is Lambert upside down... he's really too old for this kind of adventure.. He's still complaining about aches and pains.... it's Thursday...
Did I mention it was a great tree climbing camp??
Hoot and I elected NOT to participate in the Extreme MUD PIT Games.... I can't explain. it was NASTY and we didn't want any part of it... but we did get some great laughs.
Our students (and adult sponsors) all climbed in, stirred the mud up and then played several extreme team events... not for me... or my Hootster

The facility was awesome, but the content of the camp was truly challenging. I know the students walked away with a deeper understanding of what Christian Leadership looks like. They know that as leaders, they should never be satisfied with where they are spiritually. Leaders are always looking to grow and change. Christians (speaking for myself ) too often become complacent and long for the way things used to be. Many times I find myself wishing things felt the way they used to... but that's not what God has for us... He wants us to be spiritually uncomfortable... When we become comfortable, we become complacent, apathetic, and spiritually weak. We depend on the Holy Spirit when we're called out of our comfort zones. That's right where He wants us... totally dependent Leaders... Leaders face trials for many reasons
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

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