Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mercy Street/Pine Cove Recap.

Well, we're back from another week with Mercy Street at Pine Cove Camp. It was an amazing time of growth and fun and challenges for all of us. We are always amazed at the patience of the counselors who are finishing out their term - probably ready to head back to school or home to a momma-cooked meal - and their delight in kids that sometimes don't give much back.

They love our kids. They pursue them and share their snacks and Christ with them and saturate them with love, honesty, sincerity, and joy.

We saw lots of kids meet Jesus, we saw repentance and restoration, we broke up some fights and ran a few lines on the basketball court and loved on 120 kids who rarely see a sky full of stars or a grasshopper as big as a baby's shoe.

And we sang - even me and my unfortunate voice.

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
 Matthew 5:14-16


Becca said...

Um I love it! Watching that video made me so happy - I love camp (and I miss it already!) :-) And I love your sweet family - your kids are so cute! We are definitely coming to visit y'all sometime soon because we need to go see our friends in Waco anyways :-)

ABK Couture said...

Love it Melissa! You guys so amazing things, thank you!