Friday, July 13, 2012

Update on our week at the Wilds

First, thank you so much for all the prayers and well wishes...two of our young people accepted Christ as their Savior and almost all of them have made commitments to live a closer daily walk with Him. Tonight are the closing ceremonies and we pull out of here at 6am in the morning. It has lightly rained almost every day with the hard rain happening while we were sleeping. A true blessing, it broke that horrible heat wave and wasn't so bad that any of the activities were cancelled. I have made the 106 stair climb (which is almost a straight up hill climb) every day, but today is our last day and I still haven't done it without stopping....just thankful I'm doing it LOL You know we've been busy when I never made it to the Craft Shop ....no stamping there, but the ladies that have gone made beautiful earrings! We (chaperone trip only) thoroughly enjoyed touring the Biltmore ....cannot even begin to really imagine the life they had there...flipped me out that they had a huge indoor pool, 9 ft deep at one end. But since this was before chlorine, they had to empty that 70,000 gallon pool each time there was a change from male to female swimmers....amazing! 250 rooms and we saw about 40 on the tour. My hubby loves the mountains so he has been up and out walking and taking trails each morning around 5 or 5:30 ...in the rain! This camp is truly amazing. They said there are 1500 of us here, with 1200 being campers. The preaching at both the Junior Boot Camp and Teen Activity Center has been amazing...this place is so well run ...wonderful Senior staff but the young people working here ...they are a true inspiration. Well I've gotta get... We are trying to split our time between Juniors (at one end of camp) and the Teens (at the lower end of camp....with those killer stairs!) ....really hate to see the week end...sure flew by! Hugs,

7 comments:

Patti P. said...

Glad you have had a great week, have a safe trip home.
So happy about the youth!
hugs...

Jennie said...

Know it has been a profitable week all around and will pray that decisions made at camp will be followed through and encouraged by those the Lord has placed in their lives. The Wilds is a special place... Tonight's service will be a true blessing...just wait :)

Olga said...

I love going to the , yall be safe coming home. Sure am glad you had fun!!

Linda Palmer said...

Happy for you to have had such a great week. Wonderful that some of the kids dedicated their life to Christ. Travel safe!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Sounds like a good time and lots of positive atmosphere! A little rain can be a blessing! :)
Wishing everyone a safe return home!

Sandy said...

I sounds as if you had a wonderful time in Western North Carolina - I was born and reared in Asheville and grew up going in the Biltmore House. It seems that I always see something new. Sorry we had so much rain while you were here - we are still having rain!!
Sandy

Katherine said...

What a beautiful creation!!! I love your background and your adorable paper-pieced turtle! I forgot about shaving cream technique. Will have to give it a whirl again! Thanks for the inspiration!

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