Hey y’all! This is Sara just popping in to talk about our last day here at the camp. I started today out like normal, being woken up by Panamanian counselors singing and drumming loudly on the wall in order to get everyone awake. Pro-tip for all the PC counselors reading this: if you bang on things, campers will wake up. After waking up, spending alone time with God, beautiful worship, and a fun game called Chala-Chala we made it to “Pine Cove time.”

Pine Cove time is the time of the day where the Pine Cove staff plans games, or anything fun for the campers to do. Today, we played dodgeball..YES! Most of these kids have never played dodgeball before, but they caught on really fast. They LOVED it. We played four rounds in the hot sun.

Once we finished playing dodge ball we all split up for bible study. My group decided that since this was the last day of camp they needed to give me a special gift. I closed my eyes, waited patiently in my chair, my body was filled with anticipation, and then it happened…a giant tub of water was dumped over my head. Although this may seem crazy, it turned out to be SO fun. We all began filling up water balloons, finding any type of tub that could hold water, and started a water war.

Finally, the time came where we had to say goodbye. The goodbyes were so sad. I got very close to my group of girls and my co-counselors. I know a lot of basic Spanish, but not enough to carry a long conversation. The Lord provided ways of communication this week through smiles, hugs, translators, and more. I am SO thankful for that, because it allowed me to have a good relationship with my campers and co-counselors. Both of my co-counselors (Nicole and Elisa) spoke a little bit of english, and I got the opportunity to  hear their life stories and how God has shaped their lives thus far. Anyway, the day with campers ended with LOTS of selfies, some tears, hugs, and more selfies. Much love and Viva La Panama.

Sara Lair

Enjoy the pictures below!

Talent show!

Talent show!

The Panamanian counselors impersonated many people at the talent show. It was very funny!

The Panamanian counselors impersonated many people at the talent show. It was very funny!

Allie surprised by an unexpected bucket of water! GOT 'ER!

Allie surprised by an unexpected bucket of water! GOT ‘ER!

Sara y Nicole

Sara y Nicole

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Everyone!

Everyone!

All the kids were getting signatures on their shirts so Jared decided to get everyone's signature on his arms.

All the kids were getting signatures on their shirts so Jared decided to get everyone’s signature on his arms.

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Ian and Jared saying bye.

Ian and Jared saying bye.