By Briana McCullough
Call of Duty: Spiritual Warfare was an amazing weekend filled with fun, food, games and worship. It was definitely a faith-starting and/or renewing weekend for me and many others.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Who is God?
Friday night we started off with Josh Hallahan was telling us about our God that we serve and love. We were taught that our God is our Creator, Pursuer, and Father. God fights for us and protects us. Lastly God Forgives and Redeems us. We ended of the night with ice cream sundaes and a game of “Find Your Team’s Puzzle Pieces.”
Saturday morning we woke up to pancakes with sausage. Chapel in the morning was about prayer. A bunch of campers acted out Acts 12 and I must say it was pretty well executed! Leah Palamaro and Dave Hallahan shared prayer testimonies they had experienced. Josh ended chapel with telling us to pray constantly and expectedly. The classes and seminars were about expressing your faith, finding your spiritual gifts, different ministries you can become involved with, making good choices with food and superheroes: our strengths and weaknesses.
That day for lunch we had my personal favorite meal: chicken patties. During the day we played “Wawa man” on the soccer field. We were also divided up into our teams and were sent out to do different obstacles like crossing the lake, going through spider webs, army crawling, blowing up and popping balloons, and an obstacle course. We had a nice dinner of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.
Saturday night’s chapel was on the devil and how he is the enemy. We learned that the devil’s goal was to just get us to turn away from God and stop following God’s path for us. Also that the devil is the prince of this world, and is very deceiving. But that the devil also has his doom sealed for hell and will suffer. Ending the service we all laid hands on Julio and said a prayer for him and Jen as he was leaving for Haiti that night. We ended this night with playing “The Lost Platoon” and eating some funnel cake.
Sunday morning we had bacon and french toast for breakfast. And ended with good old pretzel roll sandwiches. Our closing chapel was on Holiness. Josh explained it by saying we have to stand apart and glorify God in all things we do. nd lastly that faithfulness is also an act. We got a surprise phone call from Julio, telling us how Haiti was. Then we packed our bags, said our goodbyes and headed home.