Today was our first full day of camp and it was filled to the brim! The campers and counselors all want to take full advantage of the sunlight so we started with an early breakfast at 7:00 this morning. After breakfast we had a camp wide worship session- a couple of our American staffers mentioned in our nightly meeting that it was the best part of the day because of the picture it gives of every tribe and tongue worshipping God like John talks about in Revelation!
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,” Revelation 7:9-11
After worship everyone split into individual devotional time and then followed with group bible study time for most of the morning. After lunch and siesta we taught warball and played for almost an hour- they LOVED jailbreaks!
Later in the afternoon we split into three groups and rotated through stations where we learned survival skills. Each group learned to make a compass out of a leaf and needle, how to make a fire and how to make a lantern out of a coke can. We are apparently using our newly learned fire skills to cook breakfast tomorrow camp-out style. Stay tuned for how we do!
Tonight we had our normal club and then played a game that the El Salvadorian team came up with. It’s called Christians vs. Romans and the campers were all Christians and us counselors were all Romans. The Christians all hid around the campsite and we chased them around and took them to jail if caught. The only way they could get out of jail was sharing the gospel with the jail keeper! Their goal was to find Paul- hiding somewhere on the grounds of the camp. The kids (and the counselors) had a TON of fun running around in the dark tonight!
Please continue to pray for unity between our staff and the El Salvadorian staff! And that Jesus would be evident in the way we love our campers despite the language barriers. We serve a God who is so much bigger than any barriers on this earth.