It's Week Eight of camp, which is always bittersweet.
We've already had our final Opening Campfire for the summer, our last Color Tag, our last time in St. John's for Wednesday Evening Worship. There are no more doctor skits, no more staff introductions, and no more nervous campers arriving for the first time. We only have one more Fancy Dinner, two more option blocks, one more game of Capture the Flag, and just a few more meals together.
It has truly been an incredible summer - serving the Lord, loving one another, and living Ephesians 2:8. We are grateful for each and every camper who has passed through our gate, for every single counselor who has cared for and loved these campers, and for each volunteer and chaplain who has dedicated time (and often, time off work) to Caroline Furnace this summer.
Summer may be ending, but this isn't over yet! Now we have 350 campers, counselors, and volunteers carrying the love and ministry of Caroline Furnace out into the world with them, to share God's love with others. As stated in Isaiah 40, "the grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever". Seasons may change and summer camp may end, but Caroline Furnace isn't going anywhere anytime soon!