Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LIFE Camp 2014!

Well, even though LIFE Camp was a ways back I am still doing a post about it. I have been blessed to attend this camp for four years now. This year, as I said in an earlier post, the theme was about the Armor of God. It was very thought provoking as a new Bible teacher took one part of the armor a day and spoke about it. Also, the people in biography as well as our chapel speaker each night spoke of the same part of the armor. I would like to share each of the biographies that we learned over the next few weeks by posting about one person at a time. We studied D.L. Moody, Charlotte Diggs Moon, William Tyndale, and Pete Flemming. Also each day we learned one hymn and a brief biography about its author. Some examples are I Surrender All, Take My Life and Let it Be, and A Mighty Fortress is our God. Perhaps I will also do a weekly post for five weeks each with a hymn. I would love your input as to if you would enjoy this or not. Here is a brief explanation of what a day at camp would consist of:

We wake up at seven. (Or at least that's the set time...) A few minutes to 8:00 we raise the flag to several patriotic songs and prayer and then march on to breakfast. After that there are three classes: Biography, Bible, and a new class dubbed Discussion. (More on that in a minute.) Then there is lunch which includes mail delivery, camp and cabin cleanup, swimming, and field games. Verse memorization, snack, and two hours of free time are next. Directly after free time, we lower the flag, eat dinner, and then rush over to chapel. To end the day there are night field games, snack, and devotions. And then, one of my favorite parts of the day, lights out! (Zzzzzz)

Although we are busy, it is a good busy. Most years instead of discussion we have missionary class but I think that I enjoyed discussion better. During this time, the entire camp (boys and girls) are divided up into several small groups. We talked about the part of the armor that we studied that day in more depth depending on your age category. Biography was my personal favorite class. I enjoy learning about such influential people in the Christian faith. Studying them helps to encourage me to follow their examples and being more open to God's plan for my life.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and thoughts. I felt like I was encouraged in my walk. I had a super cabin and superb counselor. As a cabin we got into great discussions and truly had a blast. Sorry that I don't have any pictures but again thank you all very much!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had fun. Glad you got to go, and thanks for telling us all about it! :D

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    1. Like I said, sorry that it took so long but thanks for reading! Also, thanks for commenting. As I've said many times before it helps me know that at least someone is reading my blog and enjoys it. God bless and thanks again!

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  2. Wow, sounds like a great time at Life Camp, Bethany. You had a lot of time for study, socializing and recreating! I'm looking forward to more of your blogs. I love biographies, too. Love learning about other peoples' lives as they are very encouraging to me. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Love,
    Carla

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    1. Yes! Thanks for commenting and supporting me! I too am looking forward to sharing with you all!

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  3. It sounds like you had a great time! I can't wait to read more.
    This post reminds me that I still have my last camp post that still needs written up...Yikes! I've gotten way behind.

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    1. Me too. I still have a post from the beginning of July I want to post! Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Wow! It sounds like a lot of fun!!! I'm so glad you were able to go. Was there people you remembered from other years? Pictures would have been fun also, but do you know what it means since there isn't any? You were having too much fun to take any!
    Have a fantastic day!
    ~Mary =D

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    1. Yes, there were several girls in my cabin I know who used to be in our homeschool group. Also several others. Yes, it was quite fantastic. I found a few pics of my sister going off the diving board but that's about it! Thanks for commenting!

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