Hey there. Well, no pics to share with you tonight but I have some down time so I thought I'd write. The past week has been just crazy (crazy is normal around here, so I guess I should just say it's been another week at kamp)! As I write this there are about 200 kids dressed up in sombreros and ponchos outside my door preparing for the Amigos, Amigos, Amigos party. I think Austin is trying to teach them some spanish. HA! I have to work tonight so I don't get to go to the party, but I've heard rumors of rotten fruit smashing, a guess your weight in bananas station, and a wrestling match. Should be fun! :) Last night was our first tribal ceremony. Tribal is a huge tradition here at Kanakuk. We do a seperate ceremony with the guys and girls to place the new kampers in their tribes. The whole leadership team dresses up as indians for the ceremony. Sarah and I did a dance of competition and then we all do a friendship dance. After we announce everyone's tribes we come together for a large ceremony down by the lake. The guys come in from the lake on canoes and shoot flaming arrows into the water as they announce the kampers who will lead their tribes during their term as the braves and princesses. It is a really big honor to be named brave and princess so it's fun to see the pride on the faces of the kampers as they are announced.
Opening day was on Monday so I am starting to get settled in to a schedule here. I'm still learning how to best plan my days and give my office girls structure to their days as well. But, the kinks are starting to get ironed out. It's so fun to finally have kampers here. We have been planning and preparing for so long that it's nice to finally get started!
As I look ahead to the coming weeks/months of the summer I'm so excited about what God is going to do here at K-Kountry. We have the most incredible staff and leadership team that I am honored to serve alongside of. We are studying 2 Thessolonians with our staff this summer. I was reading through it today preparing to teach my bible study and I am so excited by it. God is really teaching me to live expectantly for His coming and how blessed my life is when I live to honor Him. "We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Thess. 1:11-12
More to come soon! Love and miss you all!!