". . . to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor." Isaiah 61
Friday, July 11, 2008
I feel as though I am a posting machine this summer, but we just have so much going on. . .well we generate a lot of photos to post and journaling opportunities! Last week, Andy and I went to TREX - Teen Resident EXtreme - week at Whispering Winds Bible Camp. It was truly an awesome experience! I'm going to break it up into day-by-day so that it isn't quite as lengthy.
The night before we left, I was having a talk with Mum and Dad. At one point, Dad asked me if I was sure I wanted to go to camp. He had been talking with Dustin, one of the guys who works out there, and had heard all about what we'd be doing . . . "extreme" activities of course. :) I told him that I was sure -- after all, it was something that I didn't really want to do, but I knew it would push me out of my comfort zone and challenge me.
Monday morning we got all packed up and went around picking up other kids in Rolla that were going. Wait, let me rephrase that: the other guys in Rolla. Yup, I was the only girl from our group. We took Mark and Nathan Hickle, Jonathon and Ian Nail, Luke Webber, and Colin Welshymer. At camp, we met up with Joel Winzer, Ben Stickler, and Kamron and Kyle Alford, which completed our Rolla group. After registering, we went canoeing! It's kind of a long story, but our Rolla group is good friends with a group of girls from Arkansas that come to camp. So we all paired up with someone for canoeing, and was fortunate enough to go with Hannah Sue! I hadn't met her before, so it was neat to get to talk. There was a cliff on the river that some of the kids jumped off, and we had peanut butter + jelly on tortillas for dinner!
A green snake Darcy found along the river
Duct-taping Emily in the bathroom - I had nothing to do with this!