"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

January 21, 2007

From the 1800's back to 2007

My guys are back from the reenactment. They had an incredible time. Zach said it was "all competing and eating." : ) Nathan was a great 'man of the house' this weekend. He was a big help in a mini crisis we had and he encouraged the discouraged, which was a blessing.

They competed at throwing tomahawks and knives, shooting bows and arrows and lighting fires. (Zach is really good at throwing tomahawks) The fire competition was timed. They had to get a spark from flint and steel to light with char cloth in a nest of money hair. Zach held the record time with 6 seconds for a little while. (Later this year, they hope to get certified so that next year they can compete with the black powder rifles.)

My hubby was really impressd with the whole atmosphere. FCF is an elite group of men and boys within the Royal Ranger program.The young men are called 'young bucks' and the middle aged and elderly are called the 'old timers.' Once you get in, you can be a member your entire life. The young bucks respectfully do a lot of the grunt work, like washing dishes. The old timers are held in very high esteem. They feel called to make a difference in the lives of young men and are very generous towards them. It's a really neat group. (Some of them have been camping together for more than 20 years!) We can't wait until Nathan can join too.

My hubby came a way from it blessed and spiritually refreshed. And highly motivated to practice these skills before next year's "competing and eating" takes place. : )

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