Above is the western version of "The Good Samaritan". Sooo cute!!!
My niece, Brooklynn is in the center.
My dear little friend, Kyle, played Zaccheaus and is trying to collect money. Let me tell you, these girls presented a hard argument!!
Our opening screen
One of the buildings - jail. Our "sheriff" would catch children being good throughout the service and at the closing would call them up to become deputies. The were given a badge, promised into office with their right hand in the air and then taken to the jail for a picture. They loved it!
Each team had to come up with a name and design their own identification banner. Another team's design - they took it all the way and won team of the year. Points were given for total Bible Bowl questions, indoor game points, outdoor game points, skit production...
Josh Lee - his mom heard about camp the night before and wanted to send him. I wish she could have seen how much he enjoyed himself.
Letha Barr, one of my Kenwood Kidz, enjoying breakfast.
It was nice to have Connie, a close friend, helping out this year.
Here's Trey, he's my buddy! We share June birthdays and have gone to Burger King and then Johnny's Toys to celebrate for the last few years. He loved camp too.
My nieces, Brittany and Breanna, and daughter, Alicia, were Jr. CIT's (counselors in training). That means -- learning how to be a servant with fun included. They did an incredible job and we wore them out!! I had them stop in the middle of serving our "banquet" meal for this pose.
I have over 100 pictures but that's enough for now...
Let me add, although we did have TONS of fun during all of our activities, I want to give special thanks to God for how He blessed us with His presence in every service. The children responded in worship and praise to God and during our prayer times they sincerely prayed and I know God bent low to listen. Our theme was "Tumbleweed Gulch - where God's love changes EVERYTHING!" Each day we focused on one idea - God's love changes our LIFE, DIRECTION, ATTITUDE, and FUTURE. Even though I have worked in Children's Ministry for over 20 years, I was again amazed and awed at the moving of God on the hearts of children. You just would had to have been there!