Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NLR Meant to Be

Looong story short...a lil' miracle occurred and Abby is heading off to her 1st week of overnight camp at New Life Ranch. She did go to Asbury's "Discipleship Camp" for 4 days in early June (her actual very 1st camp experience). 
After months of drama of trying to get her and 3 of her Jenks compadres in Week 4 to no avail, the other 3 moved to Week 7. I talked Abby into staying at Week 4 so she and Ella could go the same week. Literally the day before leaving, she decided she'd rather not go. :-(
A few days later, I e-mailed my NLR contact and asked to switch her to Week 7 to be with her friends. Her response - "Abby is #12 on the waiting list for 7th grade girls". Basically - no way Hosea is she gettin' in. Abby was sad, I was kinda relieved...only because of the stress of all the travel and packing involved right around our family lake wkend.
Well, as you can see....the Lord worked a miracle, and she got in! 
We knew there was definitely a reason.
1st Day Swim Test
7th Grade Girls Cabin Pic
(found out she was in a cabin with almost all Jenks girls! and...even with one of my sorority sister's daughters who goes to Jenks West)
Morning Camp Party
Trust Walk with heavy rock in hand
releasing burdens (rocks)
Adios heaviness...Ola Freedom in Christ!
Morning Camp Party again
Cabin Challenge - sponge game with feet
Abby chose "Low Ropes" one day as an elective...
and she was THE ONLY GIRL!! ;-)
she ended up winning an award for this :-)
and they're off...
Decades Week Photo Booth
and yes...my daughter's the one with the 'Fro 
Final Morning of Camp
Savi and Abby's bunks
Miss Bev (A's Counselor #1)
Miss Kenzie (A's Counselor #2)
Her award from her counselors was: "Encouragement"
She also got the "Most Creative & Artistic" Arts and Crafts award (no surprise - she's amazingly talented)
Soooo grateful that these precious friends got to experience this together!
Romey went SPASTIC when she saw her favorite girl after 10 long days (between Lake wkend & camp)...seriously almost licked Abby's face off!! 
Abby's favorite memories of the week: Worship...especially "Unplugged" on the last night where kids shared testimonies and they took song requests. She loved the giant trampoline at free time (new this year), arts and crafts (making a modge podge journal), winning the "Pit and Palace" award (cleanest cabin), and most of all, spending time with her Jenks friends!

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