Camp Worldsong

Our annual MIT retreat was this weekend at Camp Worldsong. The MIT retreat is the culmination of our Wednesday night church activities for the year. Every Wednesday night, our Missionaries-in-Training meet to discuss missions and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. At this year’s retreat we heard how God is at work in Zambia. Several families from our church have spent time doing mission work in Zambia this year. They had some absolutely amazing stories to tell us! They shared with the girls how they traveled from village to village in Zambia, meeting with the people and sharing the Word of God with them. The fact that the missionaries were teenagers enthralled our little girls. I think they are beginning to understand that God can use any age person (even nine-year-olds) to spread the gospel.

 
 

And then there were s’mores in the campfire. I know it’s not really that spiritual, but it’s a camp tradition and the girls look forward to it every year.  

 

 

We learned that the children of Zambia play games much like our kids in the US. MA and her friend had a hula hoop contest.

 
 

Hula hoop relay races…

 

 

Octopus tag…

 
 

Fill-the-bucket relay races…

 

 

We made toys from trash, just like the kids in Zambia would do if they had no money for toys. We went on a nice hike up a mountain to a beautiful clearing overlooking the camp. That was probably the highlight of the trip for my girl and me, although I was a nervous wreck and my knees were so weak I could hardly walk watching those girls so close to the edge!

 
 

This weekend serves not only to teach our girls about missions, but it also creates bonds between these girls which I hope will last a lifetime. These sweet girls come from Godly families who teach them to live in God’s righteousness and love. Those are the kind of girls I want influencing my girl, and her them. They provide support, community, accountability, and friendship for each other, and I pray they will remain close!

 
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! Philippians 4:1

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