This year at Speakout there are 5 stations that 5 groups of campers rotate to. They are History/Geography, Movies, School, Food and Holidays. American staff are assigned to one of the groups and this year we were assigned to the Holidays Group. The first week of camp, this actually fell on the 4th of July. So, it was fun to celebrate it with the campers in this group.
I like this first picture of the group standing waiting for what to do. It is very fun because this night happens early in the camp and many times the campers are reserved and unsure, so it is really fun to have them do crazy things and just overdue our crazy American-ness and have good, clean fun!
They earn points and it is a competition. After answering a couple of questions about Holidays they then got to experience the classic…
Three-legged race! I felt bad that the twine was so thin they got cuts around their ankles, but it was still fun! Can you remember the last time you did a three-legged race? If not, do it at your next picnic!
Below, on the left, in the orange and blue shirt, is ‘Mike’. He trusted Christ last Speakout and Jared was able to spend a good bit of time with him sharing about the work of the Holy Spirit.
Next up, was “Watermelon seed spitting!” I have never done this at a picnic, but it was fun to watch the campers try and they got a certain number of points based on how far they spit;)
Here is Stephen demonstrating…I am laughing because of Janie’s face with the necklace and white shirt in the background!!
Here is Zsolt. He came to Speakout thinking there were many ways to God and left knowing Jesus is the only way and that he has a choice to make as to whether or not he will choose him.
Pray that he will put his faith in Christ and come back to Speakout next year to grow and be discipled!!! He would be an amazing witness!
Looking for where the seed went:)
I love this last set of pictures because they are of the Hungarian campers laughing and holding Hungarian sparklers. This was our celebration with them of 4th of July. I love to see their joy and just picture that joy coming from a relationship with Christ…