Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"Home" from Jungle Camp

Jungle camp was a great two weeks. It was very rainy and cold for us for the first week, and the second dried up and got warm. Here are a few pictures from Jungle Camp.

This is my bedroom at jungle camp. I spent most of my nights in the hammock rather than the bed. :-)

We made "skillet pizza" in a cast iron over the campfire. We burnt the outside 1/4" of crust...and the inside was like soup! But we loved it, and the experience was worth it. :-)

We had three days of 8 hour study days...as you can see, it drove me to the rafters of the house!

I got to kill a chicken and skin it one day. I made her into sweet and sour chicken! Cooking can even be fun at jungle camp.

After two weeks of many campfires, "mallows" were still a treat!

Thanks so much for your prayers during my two weeks there! Now on to packing to drive to Louisiana!


Thursday, May 11, 2006

So what will we do at Jungle Camp?

Okay, so we won't really be picking lice out of each other's hair for two weeks. (Maybe only one!) We actually do have a "rain or shine" schedule that we will keep--and right now the 10 day forecast calls for rain nearly everyday. I won't have access to the internet or email after Monday afternoon, so I wanted to give you a heads up as to what we will be doing each day.

Monday afternoon: Move up to Jungle Camp
Tuesday: Settling in
1/2 the camp goes on a canoe trip
Wednesday: Hair Cutting Class
1/2 the camp goes on a canoe trip (my day to go!)
Thursday: Maps/Compass Class
Mens' over night hike
Friday: All camp hike
Saturday: free
Sunday: Individual Base "Church"
Monday: Study Day
Tuesday: Study Day
Wednesday: Study Day
Thursday: Gun safety/Maintenance
Shooting contest
Friday: Pig Roast/Game day
Saturday: Open House
Sunday: Open House
Monday: Move down

As you can see, we will be kept busy! This is going to be an exciting time, but stretching also. I don't enjoy water very much, so I'm not too sure about the canoe trip. The hike will be fun--as long as I don't get lost again! During the three study days we are required to log 24 hours of study time and preparation for future meetings. The pig roast...well, this little piggy didn't go to market. We're getting it straight from the farm. Open House is two days that anyone can come visit Jungle Camp to see us or our houses. This is also the first time we'll have "outside food" such as pizza or ice cream.

Thanks so much for being in prayer with me for jungle camp. I truly am looking forward to it, and knowing you will be praying me through it is encouraging!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

CEF Bible Club

Today was our last day to teach at Robb Elementary School. It was sad to say good-bye to all our kids we've grown so close to this semester, but it has been great to see them grow in their knowledge of the Lord! We were able to teach through Child Evangelism Fellowship's curriculum in coordination with NTM's Building on Firm Foundation lessons. This was a great time for my classmate Elisabeth and I to get to know each other. Please pray for the fourteen kids that went through our lives during the past ten weeks and that God would place Bible teachers in their lives. Many of them do not go to church regularly, if it all, and had very little knowledge about God before club started in February. Thank you for praying with me
for these kids!