We’re just wrapping up another Peace Camp, our annual week-long camp for kids at Mt. Tam Church. Normally, we’ve had between 12 and 17 kids each summer. This is our 6th year (at least) of holding Peace Camp, which we developed after holding a more traditional Vacation Bible School the previous years, and we’re up to 26 kids! I’m actually writing this before Peace Camp week as I know I’ll be in the middle of it all, but I trust I can report it’s been a joy-filled, fun and meaningful week.
As I develop the curriculum for the camp each year, I never know if what we’ll be doing will have any impact on the kids at all, but on the weekend following camp, I reflect on all we did and the children that were there and am filled with gratitude for the experience. I still don’t know how these years of camp will transform the children, but I trust God is at work. And as I look back on my own life and how my experiences shaped me, I am hopeful that these children will remember a story, or a song, or a tool for living at just the right moment in their lives.
And we all have the opportunity to be a peacemaker, each and every day. Every little action counts!
I hope you’ll join us on Sunday to hear about the week and to listen as the children share the special music – the music of peace, hope and love.