It’s a beautiful day in Alaska. Sunrise was well about a month ago but it’s still amazing to wake up to it. Had some walkers and runners this morning (and yes, Bennett has been joining in those morning runs)
Our devotional topic was veracity; being open, honest and having integrity. It led to some great conversations around the fire pit.
It was a really exciting day at camp as on top of new students that had never come to Eaglecrest before, more students returned. For those of us returning we were psyched to see a few familiar faces that we’ve been missing during the first couple days of camp. We all had the opportunity to enjoy some new Skills Clubs today. Tie-dye t-shirts were a beloved staple, Fire making skills and Alaskan S’mores (who doesn’t love marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate warmed up over a fire?)
And then after filling up on those treats we tested our skills at the Native Youth Olympics. Think decathlon with an Alaskan twist. Check out the link here: http://citci.org/partnerships-events/nyo-games/2017-games/
After all that fun we got some pool time, indoors this year, YEAH!, so it was significantly warmer than our previous experiences at the lake. All in all today was filled with many new friendships being formed. We learned wonderful tidbits about our new friends, and we learned about their lives and their stories. We saw some new faces filled with joy and it was super fun to meet everyone and watch the conversations and relationships develops.
If it’s all even just half of the fun, awesomeness, and fellowship we see in the pictures and posts, this must be the trip of a lifetime and a lifetime of memories. The facebook gallery is awesome. I see an archery instructor in some of the pics–the Poynette Bowhunters would be pretty psyched about that, kiddo. Really proud of you. Soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow tired!
Many thank yous to the people responsible for taking, uploading, and posting all of this pictures! It is wonderful to see all of you in action.
It looks like an amazing adventure. Not only for you but for your campers as well.
It is inspiring to see the team using the gifts and talents God has given each of you in this amazing journey. May your actions, thoughts and deeds have a lasting impact on you and those you meet. May God shine through your words and deeds.
A- we love you and couldn’t be prouder. Can’t wait to have you home but love that you are following God’s plan for your life.
Glad everyone is having such a great time. God is awesome with how he works. Way to go hitting your goal Kristin. Love and miss you guys.
Good morning team–or not by the time you read this,
How wonderful to hear that there were some more new faces at camp! Yay God!
Mmm-s’mores! Hope they didn’t burn this year. 😉
Shout out to Quint–miss you here but I know you are living up this opportunity to grow in your faith and using the skills God has given you to build relationships with others. xoxo
All sounds awesome! Great to hear about the connections with the campers. Keep pouring out to these kids. Will be fun to hear all about the Native Youth Olympics. Events sound interesting from the link you sent.
Good early morning to you all!!! I really just wanna say how awesome you all are!! Way to be intentional in your relationship growing. God’s love and kindness radiate through each of you as you make the Alaskans feel welcome and like family. Have another adventure filled, fabulous day!!!
Oh, and peanut butter smores?!?! Who knew!!! Delicious idea!!!
Love ya Zo! Did you get Tito’s letter? He says you can play with the boat since you couldnt bring any toys. 🙂
Lots of hugs and prayers!!
KB, I heart you, I heart your sass, and I heart these updates! I also heart your heart for God and these kids! Thank you!!
Hi! I love hearing about what you guys are doing in Alaska. Praise God for all that he’s doing in the lives the team members, leaders and the local community.
Thank you so much for sharing the activities and the photos! It’s very helpful to follow as this is Chloe’s first time on this trip. I am missing her so much! I’m thankful for this opportunity for Chloe and so happy she was excited to go. Thank you leaders and the Eaglecrest missions for all you do!
I love you Chloe, from Mom!
Yay! I’m so excited that you all got to experience a taste of NYO again this year! Those events are intense! Somebody give Allison a giant hug for me! 🙂
Love hearing about how awesome day camp is going! It is so fun look through Lynnae’s pictures and see many sweet familiar faces as well as new faces at camp! Keep up the great work everyone 🙂
Love reading about all the team is doing!
Quick message for Gabi from Aunt Anne… it’s a GIRL!! 🙂