Last week was our Church Family Campout! It was so much fun! I have to tell you though it was freezing weather! The first night I was miserable but the fellowship with our friends and family made it worth it.
I am thankful for a great group of people who can take the not so best circumstances and look beyond it to have a great time! We sat close to the fire, we had a great community meal, and then the entertainment was awesome! LOL We had a guest impromtu performance by Jason Lee, James and Zach. They sang us some pretty funny original songs inspired by the present company of that adventure!
Later the kids had all gathered in a circle playing sing song games and then they started "Ride, Ride, Ride That Pony". I have never laughed so hard before....before long many of the adults had joined in the fun! Jason Lee and Carrie broke the ice by participating. Before too long even our Pastor Jason, Kurt Churba and Pastor Jason joined in the song/dance. We have video to prove it!
We made many great memories last weekend. I have to tell you that I don't even remember the cold that much...the warm memories of friends, family and fun so out weighs the bitter cold. I am so blessed by attending and serving in our church body. I am so glad that I go to a place where you don't have to be perfect to be loved...and a place where we can have fun together. We stick together through thick and thin, good times and bad times. A place where there is always a party!
If you don't belong to a church family like I have described please look until you find one. There is nothing that can replace this kind of unconditional love and fellowship. A place where you can have people love you and pray for you...laugh and cry with you...walk through hard times with you...a place to worship together in a safe environment no matter how you look or how much money you make. They will love you just for being you! An extension of Jesus. He is the One that brings and ties us altogether. He is the One that you really need to know!