F.O.B. – Flat On Back: a cherished time in everyone’s (probably mostly the counselors’) day. After lunch each afternoon there is an hour dedicated to napping, letter writing, verse memorizing, or other quiet activities. However, on one afternoon, F.O.B. is spent taking photos with your cabin and counselor! There is always one “normal” photo to go down in the memory books, but often a goofy one as well, as pictured below.
These still shots are taken toward the beginning of the week, and one of the coolest parts about them is looking back at the end of the week (or even end of the summer) and remembering how much closer the cabin became from that moment on. Through tons of other silly pictures, bible studies, intentional conversations, cabin challenges, and loads of other camp activities, cabin mates tend to become best friends. Even cooler than that, campers hear the Truth of the Gospel and find that they are all brothers and sisters in Christ.
For just as the body is one and has many members… so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free…
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
After accepting the grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father, we are adopted into His family as children and co-heirs with God’s own son (Romans 8:17). As children of the one true God, we are all related in Christ – and can therefore bear with one another, love one another, and grow alongside each other – just like we do with our families here on Earth. This connection that transcends our family tree is something that is hard to explain, but is a relationship that Jesus continually expresses the importance of to us in the New Testament. As a family – a body – of Christ, we can deepen our relationship with God while we grow closer to one another, in fact, it’s something He calls us to do.