Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sunday, August 3rd

Today we leave the wonderful country of Poland today I am very sad to leave; as when we leave we say goodbye to our tour guide, Ɓukasz. He has been with us all 5 times of my camps. Thank you to all of JEC campers, counselors and helpers. You made this camp one of the best!! Blessings on you and your families. Until we meet again, either here or in Heaven! Love you and miss you all already!

Written by Lisa

Pictures from Last Day

Friday, August 1, 2014

Last Day of Camp

As we gathered in a big circle around the chapel for the last time holding hands, tears following down our faces and we are trying to sing...

"But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends"

We want to wish are boss Peter God's Blessings in serving our Heavenly Father.  He has been a great friend and mentor to many campers.  He will be truly missed at camp.  The children made him a tape telling him that he will be missed!

We also want to wish our campers God's speed as they get ready for school and hopefully, seeing them next year! 

Written by Lisa

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 30th

Finally, a dry day!  Well, there was no rain but the last day of camp is not a dry day.  The last day of camp is a shower of tears.  The shower of tears begins as a sprinkle and by evening chapel its a down pour of emotions and love.  New friendships spring to life and old friendships are rekindled in only ten days (approximately 140 hours or more) and hearts and lives are forever changed.  The roof was raised this evening as campers and staff made melodies from their hearts to the King of Kings.  And the shower of tears expressed the sadness of goodbye, especially this year, because we bid farewell to Piotrek's (Peter), the camp leader, who will begin a new chapter in his life.

We Americans board the bus tomorrow perhaps never knowing the impact that God has made in the lives of campers and staff alike.  With social media, such as Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Snapchat, etc., there are many opportunities for us to continue these relationships reaching across the miles  with hearts and lives intertwined in Christ's love.

So, to our Polish friends in Christ we bid you a heartfelt tear filled goodbye and blessings.  And a special blessing and goodbye to Piotrek, "We will miss you!"