Last week, we had our 6th annual church family camp. And what a wonderful week it was!
It seemed Satan was working overtime to put a cog in the wheel...that's always a sign that the Lord has something special ahead.
First of all, not many families of our church were able to go this year due to finances. In prior years, we'd been able to help out, but this year, we couldn't. So we were a small group of 27. As much as we wanted others to be able to go, we had to trust the Lord had His purpose and so off we went.
|Waiting in the shade by the side of the road while Daniel did an errand in town|
We'd only been on the road for about 45 minutes when we heard and felt that all too familiar sound of a tire blow out. We were in the microbus which as dual tires on the rear and one of the inner tires had blown out. We were able to travel a few more miles into a small village where there was a tire shop on the side of the road.
It was very hot, so the ladies gathered together under a shade.
About 45 minutes later we were back on our way. A bit lopsided as we couldn't get the right size tires, but we drove slowly and arrived at camp around 2:30 pm.
Everyone was hungry. One of the churches that was suppose to come canceled at the last minute...this church was in charge of lunch for that day. But the church in Los Cabos arrived bringing with them a bunch of mole and rice (mole is pronounced moh-lee and has nothing to do with a mole). They'd had a wedding the day before and had lots of left over food. We were so thankful to see the Lord's provision!
After lunch, getting settled in our dorms and going over the rules, we had swim time.
As I went to get my flip flops to go back to my room, I stopped to take a couple pictures...
My flip flops
Size 11 :)
Nicely set off to the side together...right and left foot in order
Rebekah's flip flops
Kicked off as she ran to the pool
As I walked into our dorm, I saw Abi's bed all set up knowing that she would NOT like that wrinkle there in the center if she saw it.
And then I saw Beka's bed
Those are my girls! :)
So very different is sooo many ways, yet I love them both soooo much just for who they are!
We enjoyed 3 days of food, fellowship, games, swimming, and 7 messages from God's Word.
The Lord worked in the hearts of so many.
There wasn't a lot of money this year, yet the Lord seemed to make the meals stretch. With all the activities, you really work up an appetite, and while the food was simple, it was delicious and there was plenty!
There were even a few ice cold cokes shared :)
I love that shot below. Such a true picture of our daily meals...tortillas, salt, a chili pepper and coke on the table.
We got home late Saturday afternoon. The guest speaker and his wife came home with us and he preached for our services Sunday morning.
Today I've done 24,591 loads of laundry give or take a few.
Well, it was bad anyways. I told the kids last night to just sleep in their clothes and when they got up this morning, I said, "You all look fine; you can just stay in those clothes today." :)
Tonight we are expecting some dear friends of ours from Texas who are driving all the way down here to visit and work in the ministry this week. We can't wait!!! We LOVE visitors! Anyone else like to come? Our house is your house!
This week we will be doing lots of visitation, soul wining, and building some new Sunday School classes at the property.
Looking forward to all the Lord will do this week...He is so faithful and so good!