This is my first time back at Junior Camp since I was a junior camper so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. We have about 35-40 campers and an awesome staff to go along with them. I walked in the tabernacle last night and was like a little kid in a candy shop, there are “construction” signs and tools everywhere. Walking into the Tabernacle is like walking into a work zone for your life. Even the schedule this week has been overhauled and I’m excited to see how this will play out.
By the time night rolls around the kids are all tired and checking out or falling asleep in service so we’re trying something different. We’re going to keep the night service a little lighter and give the kids the big message in the morning when they’d normally be in class. Even the staff is more awake and ready to listen in the mornings, at least I am. So far it’s even easier to get the kids more pumped up for worship and ready to listen in the morning than it is after dinner. I’m actually sitting in the back of the Tabernacle now watching the kids and they are so attentive and involved, ready and willing to speak out, soaking up every word Scott is saying.
We have these kids at such a young age that generally speaking not much has happened in their lives yet but we can still give them a spiritual makeover. I can’t wait to watch God work this week and write about it. Even though I love Teen Camp, there is nothing cooler to me than watching God work and change little kids. It’s almost as if they have no reservations and are so unsure that they can give everything and be touched so deeply.