Well – High School camp is upon us.

Campers arrived pretty early yesterday and as they got out of their cars, there was a reserved excitement and anticipation as they began to check out the situation.

The weather was a little bit sketchy, but the only thing that it really hindered was swimming – and it didn’t seem like anyone was too bummed about that anyway.

Then … at chapel…we were blown away by the intensity and energy at which the campers jumped into our time of worship. Usually Monday’s can be a bit more mellow as people are still “figuring” things out – but it was so awesome to listen to the campers sing and to watch them as they engaged with motions and worshiping the Lord.

Since our theme is “In the Beginning…” based on Genesis 1:1 – this is the week where we anticipate the greatest opposition to Creation and the Bible’s claims about the origins of the earth. At the end of the week, it is our prayer that campers will be challenged to consider the Bible’s claims about Creation and who God is – and what that means to them personally.

It was a great start to a promising week. Hearts are being stirred and some tough issues have already begun to be dealt with. We are very excited about what God is going to do in OUR hearts and lives this week as well as the campers.

Kimberly Mallory
Camp Gilead Program Director
www.campgilead.org