Mission Trips


Dìa Tres: Water Olympics

Posted Jan 5, 2017

¿Hola, que tal? It is our first full day of camp! Today included team building stations, water Olympics, going deeper in God’s word and strengthening our relationships with the Guatemalan team, as well as the campers.
The water Olympic games included many competitions and relays. However, the most enjoyable was having Pine Cove counselors try and guess the names of various Olympic Games in Spanish. If the counselor guessed incorrectly, they would be doused with water. After multiple laughs and wrong answers, the campers had the chance to guess the Olympic Games in English, with the same consequences.

In bible studies, the campers are learning and discussing ¿Quién es primero?

It is designed to help the campers learn how to study the bible on their own, as well as how to place Christ first in their daily life. This time has been an eye opening experience for both the campers and staff. Travis Cotton, one of our Pine Cove team members, expressed what the Lord has taught him since being here.

“The aroma of God is evident here, throughout camp (2 Cor. 2:15). I am so astounded by God’s grace in letting me come to this point in my life. Everything that lead me to this place, started with an acceptance of a summer job in Tyler, TX. Although it was hard, I did my best to submit to the Lord’s will, and He has brought me to this amazing experience. I cannot imagine what God will allow me and the team to do next.” 
Please continue to pray as the high school campers go home tomorrow morning, and we welcome elementary aged campers in the afternoon. ¡Ciao!


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  1. What a blessing and privilege to plant seeds of God’s love in the hearts of the campers. Awesome work!

  2. Thank you for serving in this way! I know it is a tremendous blessing to the high schoolers as well as to you all. (Love the Footloose video!) Praying for you all.

  3. Praying this morning you all will be refreshed from the long journey and in rhythm with camp schedule now. Understanding these colorful photos and videos full of action and bright smiles are just glimpses of what’s happening in each camp.

    Here’s what I’m praying – that you trust our Lord Jesus for positive outcomes knowing He can do far more than our finite minds can even imagine! Seek His face when you play alongside your campers knowing He’s at work through each of you.

    May you keep your eyes focused on Him, your minds eager for His ways to unfold and your hearts wide open to share His love with His children, your campers.

    Much love and continued prayers from Baton Rouge!

    Dear Claire and Dylan, knowing you are embracing this precious time with campers and counselors in Peru and Guatemala. Enjoy! xoxmom&dad
    ps you have international texting on AT&T now, so would love to hear from y’all (hint, hint)

  4. Love the “water” Olympics! I can see God’s grace in the smiles of the counselors and the children. Keep spreadin’ the word and His love!

  5. I have no doubt this camp experience will make a long lasting impact. We know the power of God at camp. Bless you all for the time you share to shine His light!