Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Crazy Camp Photos...





Sunday, June 25, 2006

Here we Row again...

Hello everyone! Well, another week of camp has come and gone. I'm enjoying it very much and i can't wait for next week already. last week we had Jr. high campers. A group of about 30 or so were there and they were incredibly challenging and so great all at the same time. Since this is my first time doing the camp thing, i'm still on a little bit of a learning curve and I couldn't have asked for a better group of girls to start off this experience with. They were smart, beautiful, driven, and courageous young women and though there were time, as always, that i wanted to cry and go sit in a corner, the week was incredible and God is so good. Praise God we had a camper accept Christ this week and many campers decided to make some very important life changes this week. We had more than eight campers from foster homes this week and though that brought a whole new set of problems all on it's own it allowed God to work so much in each of their lives allowing them to hear the gospel in a safe and beautiful setting and showing them the joy and beauty in knowing Christ as their savior. It was so challenging and so encouraging at the same time! Thank you thank you if you have been praying for me. I need you guys and I love you all!!

Keep seeking God, He's seeking you!
Love and God Bless!!
-Christina Lindsey

Sunday, June 18, 2006

MI Week

Well, camp started off with a bang this week. Staff training was completed and we had neighborhood camp. All the little kidos from around the lake came for two days to hang out with us and be our "test campers;" they were great.
Wed.- Saturday was our annual "Freddies Friends" week of mentally impaired campers (MI). It was probably three of the hardest days, physically and emotionally, for me. However, it was so stinkin' rewarding and encouraging. Not only was it these things but it really forces you to see how dang good we have it. Things like simply taking a shower seem so minute to us but for these people it's litterally hard work and some of them need help. I am greatful for these campers because of the perspective they bring and their joy for the little things in life. We all have our "freddies friends" moments but i'm greatful that these campers got the opportunity to come hang out with us because for most Mentally Impaired people they never get an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and hear the gospel taught in a way that is specifically for them. It was an amazing week.
Thank you all again for all of your prayers! I need you guys.
Love and God Bless!
-Christina

Monday, June 12, 2006

And they're off!

Well, Camp season has begun and things are moving so quickly. It seems like just yesterday i was sitting in this office praying that God would open the doors for me to come to Pine Ridge and work with all of the children here. Now, I'm sitting in the office writting to all of you totally pooped because we've all been working our tails off and learning so much getting ready for the kids to come. This week we have neighborhood camp Monday and Tuesday for all of the kids around the lake and then Wed. through Friday we have Freddies Friends, which are mentaly challenged people ranging from the ages of twenty to eighty with the mind frame of seven to fifteen year olds. I know that it will be so intense and draining but i cannot wait. I am so excited about it! Pray for me that my heart would be sensitive to what God is asking me to do and that my heart would be so sensitive to the needs of the men and women in freddies friends group and also the Children that will be coming soon. I love you all and I need your prayers.

I hope you are all well.
God Bless, Sleep Well!!
-Christina Lindsey