BTW, for those of you who were praying for Anna when she arrived at camp with poison oak on her face, the shot of steroids took the swelling away that first day. Anna said it was hard to see any poison by day two. I was surprised to see her smooth face when I picked her up a week later...no sign of poison at all! PTL
This is Mr. Gerry and Mrs. Diane Baughman (pronounced Ballf-min). They did a wonderful job organizing the camp. Anna can't eat any dairy, so Mrs. Baughman made sure the cooks knew about that.
Anna enjoyed this panel of missionaries. Each of the missionaries had to answer the question,"My God shall supply what...?" Each one of the missionary staff got three minutes to share a story where God came through for them in record time or in a miraculous way. It was great hearing how God has worked in so many lives. Each missionary started by saying that God has always come through for them no matter what the circumstance.
When Charmaine and I picked Anna up, I wanted to spend the whole day there. What a wonderful place to be in the midst of all those folks who have dedicated their lives to the Great Commission. I always enjoy going to ministries where you can sense the Spirit of the Lord as soon as you enter.
Anna loved the camp and knows that was definitely where the Lord wanted her to be. Her only disappointment of the week was the music. Having been raised in Baptist churches, you would think she would know the choruses chosen for the camp...but she didn't. (Remember, this is Baptist International Missions, Inc.) We suspect they are Praise and Worship songs. But this was a small disappointment, to be sure. (So why mention it? Because we wouldn't want someone else to go and then wonder if Anna sang those kinds of songs. BTW ~ Anna wasn't alone...she said it was obvious most of the teens didn't know the songs.) When Anna got home from camp, it was time to go choose her birthday gift from Maggie and Sarah...a kitty! And what a cutie she chose!
And this is Ranger. We hope he will be a great mouser/snaker someday!
FYI, I found this blog on BIMI's website called "The Other Side Of Missions." It is a blog written for MKs (missionary kids) that is interesting reading.
So we are back to our normal routine. We are feeling blessed and enjoying the summer with all our new pets. Many blessings ~ Kathie, with Anna.