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! But, more importantly, it’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

Enjoy this photo of Santa on the bike ramp:

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 Cav for karaoke, 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 awarded some cabins with the Chariot of Cleanliness and the Spirit Stick!

Then we witnessed Holly and Jolly come out to tell us that it’s Christmas Eve! To their surprise, they get to deliver presents with Santa! They left to get ready for the big night. But suddenly, Bob Humbug appeared to replace everything with coal! He took the chariot of cleanliness and turned the dust puppy into coal. Then, he told us that he switched all the names on the Naughty and Nice lists! Hopefully, Holly and Jolly will be back to defeat him once and for all.

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 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 dance party for our theme night: Drive-Thru Swervice. It may have even included a dance-off between B-Roll and one of his campers! Is your favorite Pine Cove dance the Chainsaw or Church Clap??

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