Today was my day off, so sorry, no pictures, but I had a chat with Aunt Liz who gave me some spectacular updates about how the day went. Before I start though, because the story at the end deserves to be the note to end on, trust me, I have some Quest updates for those of you arriving NEXT week :D.
If you’re taking the bus or driving here, please take a look in your emails for the bus schedules.
Tonight during the Camp-wide game, our Kubbies boys participated with one of the Nova boys cabins, and the wonderful news is that they kept up the whole time! They’re well on their way to being super ready for Nova once they’re old enough, and we’re so thrilled about that.
Liz also shared a couple of incredible moments from the Underground session this morning.
First, this morning, the kids were given an opportunity to share what they’re thankful for right now. Two in particular stuck out to Liz, and these are what was heard:
“I’m thankful for Uncle Noah, because I fell down and he helped me up.” What a great memory for a kid, knowing that even when they were hurt, our Camp staff cared and was there for him.
“I’m thankful for Camp Kahquah, because I can come here.” Do I need to say anything else about this?
Second, during the teaching part of the Underground this morning, Ashley, one of our Kubbies moms, shared an incredible story with the kids. The topic of Pastor Natalie’s message was “Jesus, healer of hearts and lives.” Ashley got up after Natalie’s talk and shared the story about her car accident, which happened one year ago tomorrow. Some of you know the story behind this accident, many of you probably don’t. Ashley had spinal and brain injuries as a result that doctors weren’t sure she’d ever recover from. She’s been on a one year long road to recovery. She was able to sing a song for the kids that she wrote, after doctors saying a year ago that she’d never sing again. A bunch of the kids, these precious young kids, laid hands on Ashley and prayed, thanking Jesus, the healer of hearts and lives. What an unbelievable testimony to the power of God. Someone who shouldn’t be able to sing, shouldn’t be able to walk, is here at Camp with her son, and can give glory back to God through the journey she’s been on for the last year. As I sat and chatted with Ashley for a moment to ask her if it was OK if I shared this story with all of you, her son Xavier came running to her cheerfully and quipped “thumb war?” What an incredible God we serve. Healer of hearts and lives.