For the third year in a row we have THOROUGHLY enjoyed having a team from Faith Bible Church in south Orange County come and run our Church Family Camp over Easter weekend. Â This is a labor love, and this year we have 8 great people come and love our church: Rachel, Kalei, Jackie, Hannah, John, Stephen, Beth, and Curstin. Â
This crew was just fantastic. Â They came early so that they could go to church with us the week before camp, and then they spent the next 4 days doing anything and everything – prison ministry, doing skits for village ministry, painting a dining room for an orphan feeding program – they kept busy! Â They even…
Helped paint Naomi’s room!
Naomi now sleeps in a jungle of trees, vines, monkeys, and a few other friends like a giraffe, a lion, and a zebra. Â So cute, and such a sweet extra for us!
But the real reason they came was to help with camp. Â Pastor John Koh preached a 4-part series on discipleship for us, while the others on the team helped with music and ran a full VBS program for all the kids!
The kids all loved their new teachers! Â And all the regular teachers enjoyed just getting to listen to the message and fellowship with the rest of the church. Â It was so wonderful and refreshing to be served by this team!
And just for the record, Abigail loves living in dirty, fun Africa! Â She pretty much looked like this all through camp. Â Sometimes she was even sporting a side ponytail as in 2 pictures above. Â =) Â You only get to be 3 once in your life!
We got almost everyone in a group photo (there were some who came just for the day on Sunday who aren’t pictured), but the total count this year was 111! Â What a blessing to have a church body who love spending time together and desire to grow both in the Word and in unity! Â Praise the Lord!