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

April 4, 2008

Two big events

Oh my goodness!!! What a weekend we have already started.

Yesterday was a flurry of sewing uniforms, ironing, shopping, packing and a whole lot of scripture quoting....

We have two huge events that happened to have fallen on the same date....

Pow Wow and TBQ!

The Royal Rangers have their yearly Pow Wow which started early this morning. They will have 3,500 boys and men from around the state all camping, playing and worshipping the Lord together this weekend. Nathan calls it "the best kid event of the year." It's a lot of fun. Joy and I usually go up on Saturday to help out with my hubby's class of K-2nd graders, who are only old enough to come up for the day, and we always have a ball too. They have go carts, BB guns, tomahawk throwing, rock wall climbing, zip line, tubing and you name it. It's little boy heaven on earth for 3 whole days!

And now that Andrew is in 3rd grade, he can stay the whole weekend with Daddy and his brothers. Is he ever one happy camper!!! Zach was chosen to be the senior guide for our outpost for this event, which is a neat honor. So, he will be in charge of all the boys (in our outpost) and he will be the senior commander's helper in making sure that the camp runs smoothly and that everyone makes it to the events on time etc... Sounds like a big job. I'll be praying for him.

Saturday, Nathan has a Teen Bible Quiz match! -Which means that he had to give up 'The best kid event of the year,' and it was a little hard but he's OK with that. So, Joy and I will be with him at that event. And this is the big match!!! The one that determines if your team goes on to Regionals or not. If not than your team is done for the season... Of course we are hoping they go on to Regionals. It would be pretty amazing since this is their first year. These kids have worked so hard! The whole thing has been a huge blessing. Nathan has made some great friendships with kids and adults through this program and he's learned more of the Word than I ever imagined possible. We have some great discussions when he's quoting. -He's never too thrilled when I remind him that he needs to live out this or that verse. LOL (And get this: most of the time when I listen to him practice quoting, he insists on giving me foot massages. I'm really living it up!) ; )

Because of these two events approaching, it was totally crazy around here yesterday! We had sleeping bags, pillows and uniforms everywhere, I had Nathan quoting me a good bit of the Epistles and we had to drive all over creation.... And I'm exhausted and its only Friday morning. Ahhh! Maybe Nathan will want to give me a foot massage today! I could use one! : )



Sniz said...

Wow, that camp sounds so awesome. I'm proud of your Nathan for memorizing so much scripture and I hope his team wins! I would love to hear so much scripture quoted by kids.

Becky said...

Wow! You guys have a great time. I hear we are getting some rain this weekend. I hope it does not interrupt your fun.

And right on about the AI and Jesus. It was quite the night to speak ... er sing ... His name. I loved that too.

momtofivekids said...

I hope they have a great time camping and that your son does well at the Bible Quiz.

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