last week was crazy around here.
fun, busy, blessed crazy that is.
13 middle/high school girls
lots of laughter
lots of eating
lots of bonding
lots of God-moments
lots of excitement
(note the center of attention here...
she was leading the girls in a cheer -
not shy, this one)
we loved, loved, loved hosting
this was the second summer of
Kingdom Life camp for our youth group.
the kids were hosted in church homes for the week,
and their days consisted of serving
with local ministries (folding clothes & filling backpacks
for those in foster care, doing lawn work for the elderly,
gardening for a local ministry that feeds the hungry, etc.),
heading to public places in the afternoons
to pray with people & share the love of Jesus,
and life-changing services back at the church in the evenings.
God promises that when we draw close to Him,
He WILL draw close to us.
we watched these kids seek the Father
with all their hearts,
and He showed up in huge ways -
life changing for each of them
as well as countless others in our city.
"Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven."