We’re Still Alive

It’s day 4 of camp out at Westminster Woods with the Eastminster Middle School Students. We have had a blast out here this week. But I’ll be honest in saying that I’m ready to sleep in my own bed.

We have had Alfred out here with us this week. He is pretty hilarious out at camp because he is scared of almost all people so when the kids try to pet him he just cowards behind Mike or myself. It cracks us up. The kids get a little frustrated and are constantly saying “Alfred, I just want you to LOVE me!“. We’ve been overall very impressed with him though. He swam two afternoons and has been sleeping really well. We’re still working on getting him to eat his own food, but he is surviving. He is also very sleepy (as am I).


I have seen a little bit of wildlife out here this week. Meet Freddie the armadillo and Edward the mouse…

This morning we had an all camp nap time just before chapel and then it was TIME. But before it was time we had a great morning session with worship and then Neal (one of Mike’s summer interns) spoke on temptations.


Now, TIME needs a little backstory. All week we’ve been doing something silly as a staff. Mike would say to another staff person, “Is it time yet?” and the other staff person would reply, “No, it’s not time yet.”. We’ve probably made this little plug 50 times. Enough times to make the children very antsy in wanting to know what will happen when it actually is time.

Well this morning, as I said, it was TIME.


It has been a great week. Thank you for continued prayers for these kiddos and for our staff. We would also appreciate prayers for energy as we enter into the last night of camp. We are having extended late night worship tonight so prayers that the children would be deeply impacted by the Lord and that they would believe in Him are also needed.

Happy Thursday!


Love, The Jaderstons