Let it Rain, Let it PourPosted by Andy
Wednesday, June 28
We have been thinking a lot about rain up here in Allenspark and boy did the skies deliver. With scorching heat this afternoon we received a wonderful and much needed downpour this evening. It was short, but a downpour indeed. During the summer season rain is something I don’t care for but today I couldn’t help but run outside look towards the sky and yell “IT’S RAINING!” Naturally all that excitement subsided when I received word from Ava that our tent had collapsed and we had to set it back up in the pouring rain. None the less it was a welcomed experience.
Before all the rain, the campers traveled back in time and took part in a friendly competition between early biblical church groups with a little march madness twist. Early on, churches wanted to share their gospel with others and increase their numbers by winning others to their side. This was demonstrated with a little game of tug of war between small groups. Each small group signified a group from the early church. The tournament was set up through brackets much like the brackets from March madness all you college basketball fans have come to know and love. The Galations came out with the victory. We ended with a competition between staff and adult sponsors vs. the campers. The campers won with the adults walking away a bit shocked at the outcome.
Following the tug of war, we gathered in a large group where “Paul” (Pastor Mark) addressed conflicts amongst communities and tried to resolve them. The take away was to remember what our communities are about in the first place, that it is Christ who brings us together in spite of our differences.