Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are you guys cold?

By: Jeff Hoeben
Camp Co-Director

In the Madison area each year they participate in the nation wide vigil called 40 Days for Life Our shift was from 6am to 10am on Monday morning. Chris and I left the house at ten 'till five. It is eery pulling up to Planned Parenthood in the dark. Just looking at the building and knowing of what goes on inside is troubling and so very sad. As we stood outside quietly praying, a car pulled up and rolled down his window. He politely asked, "are you guys cold?" We replied, with a "good morning"and before we could give an answer about our condition he responded, "it's faith that keeps you warm." It's faith that keeps us warm, what a beautiful thought. Certainly is was cold that morning. It's cold thinking about the reality of abortion. It's cold looking at the numbers of abortions performed at Planned Parenthood. The Life Issues Institude has some staggering numbers posted...It's all so cold. Just as the stranger said, faith does keep us warm. It is such a good reminder to pray and turn our efforts over to God.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Musings by Mo-T

By: Mo-T Theresa Wilks

That may sound like a flock of geese flying overhead in a perfect V formation, heading south for the winter. But it is not. In fact, I do believe that all the geese have decided to stick around for this nice weather. I mean, would you really walk all the way to Florida when there is sunny, 60 degree weather here? It's basically the same thing.

Actually, that is the sound of the Camp Gray outdoor ministry team walking around camp in the "Flying V". They recently got the idea from watching all three movies of the Mighty Ducks trilogy (on DVD). For those of you who are too young to know what these movies are, please rent them sometime and watch.

The Mighty Ducks is a timeless tale of a hockey team that starts playing together as a peewee club (District 5, to be exact). With a cranky lawyer-turned peewee coach, this group of misfits quickly (in one practice) turns into the best peewee club in country (or Minnesota). Just like all the other classic, Disney, wonderful sports movies.

We really learned a lot about teamwork, miracles, and forgiveness from these movies. It seemed only natural to try to practice these same attributes in our retreat work here at camp. So, today they get to try out the new attitude with the eighth graders from St. James School in Madison. And that, my friends, is why you will hear the sounds of spontaneous, simultaneous quacking here at Camp Gray.

Have a great week friends, and remember, no matter the weather, ducks fly together!