Today in Bible study we continued to explore our theme of seeking God. At the midpoint of their stay here at the Outback, more and more campers are really starting to get it! We even heard a testimony from a counselor today that one of her campers has gone from disengaged and uninterested to the one getting her cabin mates to quiet down for Bible study. Good thing she did because today was a great one! The memory verse today was Colossians 3:12
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience
We talked about how having compassion for the hurting and love for the unloveable is not something that our natural state enables us to do but that we have the above qualities available to us through Jesus Christ. We also discussed performance and how we can do the right things but have selfish reasons. We recognized that God does not want our performance but our hearts and how seeking to put on these attitudes in Colossians 3 helps us grow in intimacy with Him.
Later we did a different kind of seeking! Tonight was our Operation Infiltration or O.I. theme night. It began with us finding out that the menacing, lucrative Chef Renaldo was taking over camp to turn everyone into his sous chefs!! In an effort to save our precious camp from Chef Renaldo, we headed out into the forest seeking to find spies who were holding the keys to Outback’s freedom! It was no easy task. The O.I. forest was filled with counselors who had been hypnotized into serving that dastardly cook! After sneaking, crawling, and singing their way by their enemies, the campers came out on top and won back camp! It was an awesome and hilarious night!