This morning for worship we learned the importance of showing compassion towards our neighbors. Who are our neighbors? We continued learning and discussing through the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Acts of compassion come from seeing someone in need through the lenses of dignity, which all people have because we are made in the image of God. This awareness of all people being made in the image of God is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Initiatives today were a challenge! They had to work together to get a marble from one side to another. There campers were successful! They worked together to put together a good plan. As for crossing the Acid River, that was another story! There was someone who was blind, someone who was mute, and someone who only had one leg. Someone always had to be touching a poly dot. They made it across, but struggled with putting together a plan and working together to make sure everybody got across safely. That will be a good one to try again!
After quiet time, they went swimming, went on a nature hike, and/or playing board games and Gaga ball.
Due to the rain coming, the boys weren’t able to stay out, but they did make hobo dinners and had s’mores before heading back to their cabins.
The girls participated in the all camp game, then canteen, some good conversation/laughter and campfire worship. It was another beautiful day at Pine Lake!
Which also included a few animals and beautiful views!
Until next time…Peace!