3 years ago
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Summer: Day 47
Sunday July 17
Today we went to church like most Sundays. All the usual stuff happened -- I taught in the 4 & 5 yr old room, kids went to their classes, worship service was great. We came home & took a nap. You know, normal stuff.
And then I got a text from our youth pastor.
Someone had called him & offered to pay Savannah's way to youth camp. This is no small gift. When the youth pastor announced all the summer events several months ago, the several hundred dollar youth camp looked fun, but way out of reach for us financially. The camp is in Colorado and includes white water rafting, rapelling & rock climbing, hiking, sleeping in large 15-person tents, devotional time & church services under the stars, tons of amazing food while you're there and more. It looks like a beautiful place with lots of FUN things for the kids to do! But really, we simply don't have several hundred dollars to spare. Savannah never let on that she was disappointed about not going. After all, she's not exactly a real "outdoorsy" sort of girl. But today when we got that text message, she was very excited about such a cool opportunity!
After sorting through nearly 800 pictures that our youth pastor posted on his facebook page last summer of this same camp, she was sold! So we wrote back & said YES. We are now anxiously looking forward to her departure next week! Time to get packing!
And if the person who came forward & offered such a huge gift is reading this, THANK YOU. You have blessed us immensely! Savannah hasn't stopped grinning tonight.