We always enjoy Mondays here at the Outback! As we started our eighth week, we started getting to know your campers and share the Gospel with them – which is why we love our jobs so much! Today we started out the morning making our beds and cleaning up around our cabins for a bit of Pit n’ Palace and headed to flag. After we raised the flag, we had Focus, a camp-wide time to get in God’s word before breakfast. Then we headed out into the morning for activity classes! Our activity classes range everywhere from swinging on the barn swing at the Ricochet, to zipping down the zipline at our Ropes Course, to hanging out playing board games, and singing some karaoke in the Walkabout. And of course, they’re all a whole lot of fun!

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Your campers have a Bible study every day after lunch with their counselors this week. They will be digging into the book of Colossians. Today’s Bible verse was:

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4

We discussed what belonging to God means to us and what it means to be raised with Christ, hidden with Christ, and appearing with Christ. We are learning what it looks like to seek Christ daily and realizing that we are never alone! He is risen!

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Tonight’s theme night was “Surreal Cereal Showdown.” Your campers dressed up as their favorite cereal characters and had to face off against disgruntled H-E-B customers. They fought to put their teams’ cereal pieces into the main cereal bowl and had to steal the Silver Spoons from the other teams for extra points! With wacky, wavy pool noodles flying around everywhere and getting sent to “the pantry” if you got out, this was definitely a favorite theme night of many campers!

Pray with us:

  1. Pray the truth of the Gospel reaches the hearts of our campers so that their lives can be transformed.
  2. Pray for our staff as we enter into week eight that God equips us with energy that we need.
  3. Pray that everyone stays hydrated to keep them safe and able to be attentive to the Gospel being shared.