Session Four Recap
Session 4 has arrived at Tapawingo! Our campers have continued studying and meditating on the book of Hebrews. We began the week with the Gospel and the truth of God, the rock of our salvation. Miss Kaitlyn reminded us that God is the Good Shepherd and through Him and Him alone can we have abundant life. Mickey Weston came and spoke to the campers about the story of Job, teaching campers that God’s way is always higher and mightier than our own ways. Miss Karis encouraged campers to choose to look at the world with wonder, remembering that this is not our true home, and the world around us can direct our thoughts to God and his greatest gift to us. We thank God for using our amazing Vespers speakers to equip our campers with the tools they need to grow closer to Jesus.
After some rain on Monday, we had a hot week for Oasis week at Tapawingo, but that did not stop our campers! Event hours included a game of Capture the Fire, a slip and slide, a sandcastle-building competition, and a water balloon toss! The days were filled with swimming, sailing, and (of course) banana boating. Hikes and overnights continued, challenging campers in new and fun ways. On Thursday, another storm blew through Lake Pleasant, but our campers enjoyed their activities inside with a warm cup of hot chocolate!
At the close of the week, Tapawingo said goodbye to our first group of CITs. They have been a huge blessing to the campers and staff this summer, and we wish them well as they journey home on their own unique paths. We pray that they might continue to grow closer to the Lord and that what they learned on the island and in the high peaks might be something they carry with them for many years to come.
And just like that, we are halfway through our summer at Tapawingo! It is hard to believe it! Looking back, we thank the Lord for the opportunity to partner with Him in this ministry. The Holy Spirit is so clearly at work in the hearts and minds of our campers. God has allowed Tapawingo to truly be a place of joy for many this summer. We look forward to the rest of the summer with hopeful anticipation that the work the Lord has begun here will be carried to completion. We are so thankful for our campers, parents, staff members, and for all prayers of encouragement. We are seeing seeds planted and fruit borne by the work being done here. Tapawingo asks that you continue to pray for our staff and campers as we move on to session 5!
“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”