Tuesday greetings to all our devoted readers! Thank you so much for coming to this blog and reading, praying, and commenting on our adventures. We are so grateful, and the kids have already looked forward to the comments that we read at the campfire before we go to bed each night.
Yesterday, we welcomed the week’s first group of local kids to Eaglecrest camp. In past years, there have been anywhere between 2-9 kids that participate in the camp. Monday’s group was an astounding SEVENTEEN! For past GO Team Alaska members, we will pause a moment while you scoop your chin off the floor 🙂 This is a HUGE testament to the power of God working through the Smith family, who run the camp. The good Word is spreading!
After a delicious breakfast and devotionals, the campers arrived and we played Gaga ball and 9-square with them, and got to know (and in a few cases, reacquaint ourselves with) these incredible kids:
Our activities leaders invited the kids to choose what they’d like to do: there was a “spa” option, with cucumbers and warm towels for facials, and nail polish for manis and pedis! Anthony, Craig, and one of the Smith family, Lucas, even got haircuts!
After the activities, we enjoyed lunch and then headed over to a butte to hike to the top. Some of us found this much easier than others, but we ALL made it! The view was astounding. Here’s our entire group, including the campers, the Smith family, and Blackhawk’s team:
That’s a glacier behind us!
Needless to say, getting to sleep last night was easy for everyone. We are refreshed and ready for a new day and more fun with the campers. Today includes wood burning and cupcake decorating, and fun at the local school with human foosball and ultimate frisbee. More to come!