Saturday, May 29, 2010

Joy Party!

The theme this year for Camp LIFE is joy....For the JOY of the LORD is my STRENGTH! (Nehemiah 8:10) The kids are also learning to put Jesus first, Others second and You third. On Thursday of camp the kids went out into their compounds (along with their American counselor) to share the gospel and hand out sugar, oil and eshima (a cornmeal product and a staple food here in Zambia). It was such an amazing experience and taught the kids so much about putting others before themselves. Yesterday (Friday) at camp we had a JOY PARTY to celebrate all that God has done over the past week! Because the kids put Jesus first and others second, they were blessed double fold with their very own sugar, oil and nshima to take home and a blessing box filled with with all sorts of fun goodies! The kids were blown away by God's goodness and blessings.....for the Joy of the Lord is their strength!! Indescribable joy was definitely overflowing yesterday....it was absolutely incredible!

Blessing box assembly....the boxes are filled with all sorts of school supplies and toiletries for the kids!
Each kids also receives a Camp LIFE certificate with their picture with their American and Zambian counselor...
It's time to party!!! The GO Center was decked out for the party!
JOY EXPLOSION!! The kids went NUTS over the confetti!
Celebrating...
Gertrude LOVES Josh....they did a little dancing to celebrate all that the Lord has done!
Blessings from the Lord...
Jesus....Jesus is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

Others...Do not forget to do good and to share with others. Hebrews 13:16

You...Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great in your reward in heaven. Luke 6:23

2 comments:

Katie Norwood said...

SO CUTE!!! Your pictures are just great. They are definitely full of joy!

Meg said...

Wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing!