Our first full day! 

Posted Jan 5, 2017

Hey friends! It’s Emma here and we are at the end of our first full day of camp! Today we can already tell that our relationships with the campers and our co-counselors are growing stronger. 

This morning after breakfast we all spread out and had our quiet times throughout camp. It was incredible to be sitting outside and see around 60 kids that were completely absorbed in spending time with the Father. Later in the morning we had Bible study, which lasted for 2 hours. We were all so impressed that these kids were willing to spend so much time studying the Word together.

Our main role this week is to provide energy and support our Paraguayan co-counselors. They are doing an incredible job with camp and it’s humbling to realize that they don’t actually need us to run camp. There have been many sweet moments of connection with our co-counselors and campers, especially through simple things like dancing and making bracelets.

Throughout the day we did typical camp activities like games, arts and crafts, swimming, and my personal favorite…Pine Cove dances! The language barrier is still a struggle in many situations, but we’re learning that you don’t have to speak the same language as someone in order to bond with them.

Please continue to pray with us:

1. That God would work past our language barrier to develop deep relationships between us and our national staff and our campers.

2. For the redemptive love of Jesus to be communicated through more than our words.

3. That campers hearts would be softened to hear the gospel and repent and turn to Jesus. 

4. For God to reveal new and wonderful things to our team during our time here (thankful for the gift of being in a new place to have fresh perspective as we start the year). 

5. That God would multiply our rest and energy and health! 

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  1. WOW! Love you rado squad pals and am praying hard for the work that God is doing in and around you this week! God is strong and capable and so are yall! Press on friends!

  2. Looks like a stinking blast! So glad to hear that y’all are bonding so quickly. Praise God! Also, who was that cute guy leading Simon Says?

  3. Thank you for sharing pictures and stories of your time in Paraguay! My daughter is there this week and I am excited to see what she is experiencing. Praying for the counselors and the campers all this week!