Happy Thursday from the Ridge! Do you hear the sound of your alarm clock going off? No? That’s because yesterday was SLEEP IN DAY!

On Wednesday, we had a slow morning that included time with Jesus, breakfast, and a special activity class. Some campers went to the pool for water aerobics, some went to the Conga for Zumba, some went to the gym (Big Bend), and some went to the game room (The Pinnacle)!

Next, we headed to Big Bend for a giant all-camp game of Zorb ball! Everyone’s a winner in Zorb ball, so congratulations campers!

We ate some delicious lunch in the Cav, then watched Bernard and Edith play Bingo with the manager of Shady Shores, Jeffrey. They forgave him for the mistreatment they received from the caretaker and his pet the other day. Let’s see what happens next!

After lunch, we went back to our cabins for some good ole’ Bible study. We learned in Philippians 2 that our minds and our example to the world (the way we live) should follow the example of Jesus. In Jesus, we have a unity that derives from selfless, humble service. This example is given to us in Jesus and will shine brightly to all around us. Our mind is to be committed to Jesus, our JOY to be complete in Him.

At Free Time, campers roamed around camp and bought snacks from the Camp Store.

At Club, we learned about the danger of self-indulgence through the story of Solomon in Ecclesiastes. Pleasure will not give us joy because our hearts are after something much more permanent. We find this permanence in Jesus who gives everlasting fulfillment.

The day ended with an awesome game of Isolation Island, where campers pass checkpoints and creatures to try and gain life chips!

Thanks for reading along as we continue to have a blast and learn about the Lord! We pray that hearts would be opened to the joyous truth of the gospel of Christ. Happy reading!

God Bless,

Ridge Team