Monday, June 26, 2006

Day that will live forever

Yesterday I had the great honor of baptizing nine great kids at our celebration service. It was a bit of a stress as our baptismal tank in our new building was leaking and we had to find an alternative. So we drained our pool in our backyard, cleaned it up, set it back up in our fellowship hall (umm excuse me The Commons), and filled it up Sunday afternoon. Actually it was alot of work. I got pretty emotional as I baptized these kids, and then came my oldest son Blake. Wowzers - it was hard but one of the greatest things I have ever done as a children's pastor. I will remember this day forever.

Summer Camp

We survived the hottest week of the year so far at summer camp last week. Blake and I went with a bunch of other kids from our church to this great campground in Alta Vista, VA. We went horseback riding and swimming and did archery and went fishing and had some great chapel services. We hope to bring at least 30 kids next year! And yes I did do "the blob" and was launched into outer space. I always think of camp as a place where lifelong memories are made but also where God can really draw these kids closer to him. Two of our kids received Christ at camp this year!