The theme for our devotions this morning was “Truly Good News,” examining God’s redemptive provision and how He loves us. The question was asked, “How have you experience God’s love?” One of the campers raised her hand. “I really feel God’s love when I come to camp.” These words encourage us to continue being vessels of God’s love to the campers.
After our morning chapel service, campers dispersed for their morning rotations. A highlight of the week is always creating their tie-dye Kesher shirt. Creative juices were flowing along with splashes of colored dye on hands and clothing. The art room was full of their colorful work!
The older teens enjoyed horseback riding and a class called “Truth Claims” (an apologetics class taught by Mitch Forman).
The rock-climbing wall was also a big hit today. Lola Speck now has two out of three of the fastest climbing records at Tel Hai! It is truly a blessing to know all these gifted children.
Kesher is known for connection (after all, kesher means “connection” in Hebrew!). Kids make friends that will last a lifetime at camp. We have the privilege of watching these friendships form during the week. By this afternoon’s free time, cabinmates were inseparable. While visiting the snack bar and playing by the pool, lively conversations could be overheard.
A much-needed rainstorm blew through at dinner time. Campers could not resist leaving their dinner behind to run out into the downpour to dance. As the rain continued, the children ran to Mishkan. The worship team led campers into God’s presence with some of their favorite requested songs. Bobby Walter preached a powerful message following our theme of the gospel. The Spirit of God was using the truth of His word to bring conviction. By the end of the evening, multiple hands were raised when asked if they wanted to personally respond to this amazing good news!
We ended the evening with two campfires—one for the boys and one for the girls. Campers were encouraged to share testimonies and struggles. It was a sweet time of fellowship and praying together.