The first night we had a great ice-breaker game; the same one we played last year, actually.
Families were put into groups of 5-6 families per group.
Each group was given a tool from “the old days”.
(dad had gotten these tools from a friend of ours who collects antiques)
Dad told each group what the tool used to be used for.
Then one person from the group told the true meaning of the tool, while three others made up stories of what the tool was used for.
Everyone else had to guess which of the four stories were true.
It was hilarious. We found out that we had some amazing, um “story-tellers”, in our midst. =)
Above, Josh shares on of the “made up” descriptions. He had everyone in stitches by the time he was done!
everyone lining up for the “Mighty, Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge”!
a few boys?!
this picture cracks me up-Carson’s legs look SOO long!
taylor & nathanael…caught!
digging into God’s Word each evening…
Mr. Wissmann shared during each evening session time.
The theme this year was “The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom”.
Our theme passage was Psalm 111:10-112:3,
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house, and his righteousness endureth forever.”
paddle faster, Taylor!
fun at the lake
somehow in the flurry of packing for the trip the little girls swimsuits were forgotten.
But being the little fish that they are, they just couldn’t stay out of the water!
So they jumped in anyway, fully dressed..
Allison with friends at the lake
Dad & Joshua
Joshua & a bunch of others, in line for the blob
Denver, back to smiling…
scripture memory..with motions!
storytime with Grandma MaryAnn!
a panel discussion with the single twenty-something year olds.
flags on the lawn…on 9/11, in memory of those who lost their lives.
another highlight for me was the privilege of using a friend’s 5D Mark III with the 70-200mm lens.
I was in heaven. =)
waiting for the signal…
the yummy food is always a big highlight at family camp!
the last night Mitchell invited all the young people to the dining lounge for a time of sharing, prayer, and worship. It lasted several hours and was definitely one of my highlights of the week! Its so amazing to come together with other young people like this and to push each other deeper into truth and knowledge of God and His Word. It was awesome!
there was special music every night. On the last night our family sang.
And I’ll end with the slideshow, in case anyone is interested in seeing all 500+ pictures. =)
oh it looked like tons of fun!!!!
Omg, I love the pictures! Is the Bible camp every year and how much is it? I want to go but I'm not sure if we can efford it. The government got shut down in DC, so even though my dad is working, he's not getting paid. Glad you all has fun!
Our dad has that same Alaska hat Mr. Bontrager is wearing in one of the pics!! The blue one with gold stars!
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