Hello from the Ranch camp!

Week 7 is already off to a great start and the Texas heat is not holding back. As we get excited for all that is to come this week, let’s take a minute and rewind back to yesterday… opening day!

Opening day is the first day of camp, the staff is going wild, everything is exciting, and we give all we have to make every camper and their families feel welcome. This day is one of the best days of the week, it’s where counselors meet their campers, the energy sets the tone for the week and the energy is THRIVING. Silly string is in abundance, bubbles are floating and confetti is flying everywhere. This day is CRAZY. It is almost impossible to look around and find someone who isn’t smiling. The joy around camp is contagious, and for many reasons. The most important one being, IT’S CAMP. These campers have just arrived to what is going to be one of the best weeks of their lives! How sweet is that?!

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When I thought about the energy and the welcome we have all around Pine Cove on opening day, I am so sweetly reminded of the welcome that we, God’s children, will have one day in heaven. Opening day radiates joy, happiness, excitement, peace and chaotic energy. All of this does not even begin to compare to how Jesus is going to welcome us. Scriptures all throughout the bible give us a small glimpse of what it will be like:

and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:11

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Life can be hectic and absolutely crazy, but as sons and daughters of the Most High, we are able to press on towards what is to come,

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
-Romans 8:18

This week has just begun and there is so much goodness to behold… and even more to come!

-Ranch Media Team