Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26...

Hey Kanakuk Friends and Family,
Today was a glorious day!! It was SUNDAY!! Our first real Sunday for Term 3/5. On Sundays everything is glorious. The kampers get to sleep in till 9 am or 9:45 am because we have an "open buffet" for breakfast from 9 am to 10 am. So the kampers/staff can come anytime during that hour to eat. It's awesome! We have coffee cake of course and then have church at 10:30.
Woops...I'm giving you the run down...

Verse: 2 Timothy 3:16: "All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."

Morning: I sort of told you already...silly me! Joe White talked this morning and talked about our motto of "I'm 3rd" lifestyle. It was awesome! It is such a simple statement to say "I'm 3rd" but what if every kamper and staff really went home to their families, schools, teams and really daily lived it out! They could change the world! Then they broke up into FCA huddle groups to talk about the message with their cabins.

Afternoon: Well, with keeping in stride with our day of rest vision for teenagers for one day out of the week while at K2 we have our "Everything-you-want-in-one-day" day. We had 5 tournaments going on that you could sign up for (sand volleyball, co-ed bball, guy only bball, washers, and ping pong) while also opening up our pool (with the trapeze, rings, and diving boards) where you could get a refreshing sno-cone! We also opened up the girls gym (with air conditioning on!) where they could come watch "Saved by the Bell." Such a great show of the 90's! It was a blast of an afternoon! I'm sure you know this better than I do but I really believe the average teenager now comes to kamp for a refuge and to relax a bit from the pressures that now follow them...year round club teams for soccer, vball, and every other sport, pressure of grades and all the AP classes to get into the best college, pressure of being involved in every club and community service to have a strong resume...goodness, I'm seriously tired from typing it! :) I just love that at K2 they get to be 13 years old...or 15 years old...insert your daughter's age and I just love that for 2 weeks or 1 month they can come and have a blast at any sport, their own or a fun break from the one they play for 11.5 months of the year! You all have such a hard job of balancing and helping your child find balance in being excellent in school and sports but still letting them by your child and not letting the pressure bombard them! Know that Shay and I pray often for your roles as parents in this day in age! We are partnering with you moms and dads!!! So humbled by you all as parents of teen girls in this world!

You all have amazing daughters! I pray you keep raising a generation of godly women! Woohoo! I love my job! Thanks for sending your daughters so I can keep this job!!

Window to their World,
Kanakuk Ashley Robbins

p.s. sorry for the spill...just got to typing away! :)

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