Happy Tuesday from the Ridge! Here’s the low-down on what’s happening:
Yesterday, we woke up and spent time with Jesus, then headed to the Cav, our dining hall, for breakfast. After that (that’s after that), we went to our activity classes. Campers said some of their favorite activities are the Pinnacle, the game room, and the Arches, our ropes course!
Next, we went to lunch where some lucky cabins won the Spirit Stick and the Chariot of Cleanliness!
Then, we watched Holly and Jolly come out and tell us that CHRISTMAS IS IN 3 DAYS! We need to prepare for Santa to get here! But then, all of a sudden, a big scary man jumped out of a present. It was Bob Humbug, the coal miner! He’s been putting coal in children’s stockings all his life. He even put coal in Cronky’s backpack! Apparently, he hates the Ridge and is going to destroy all the Christmas spirit this year! Do you think Holly and Jolly can stop him?
During our good ole’ Bible study, we studied Acts 16, when the Church at Philippi begins. In this story, we learn about three different characters. The Lord opened Lydia’s heart to pay attention and she was baptized. When Paul became greatly annoyed with the slave girl, he commanded the demon to come out of her in the name of Jesus Christ. After Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God in PRISON (they were joyful because they had the honor of suffering for Christ), an earthquake opened the doors of the cell. The jailer asked them what he could do to be saved. These three characters had different economic, social and spiritual backgrounds, yet God used them to create the Church at Philippi.
At Free Time, campers got to adventure to the ropes course, play basketball in the gym, and buy snacks and gear from the Camp Store! Camper’s favorite snack: Dibs (obviously)!
At Club, the campers learned about the dangers of comparison. In the story about Martha and Mary, Martha was working for recognition, while Mary lay humbly at Jesus’ feet. When we’re suffering through stress and anxiety, like Martha, we should go to the source of JOY and lay our fears before Him.
Lastly, we gathered in the Big Bend, our gym, for Mascot Mashup! We played in an extreme dodgeball tournament, which included Lion Ball and Pirate Ball, before heading off to bed.
We’re having a blast here at the Ridge! We kindly ask for your prayers as we head into day 2. It has been a joy getting to know campers and serve alongside our brothers and sisters. Our prayer is that the gospel would be preached and hearts would be changed for eternity by the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. Make sure you keep checking back for updates. Thanks for reading!