Yesterday I had a blast being on top on the rock-wall with Syd and Kaylee. Syd is from Arkansas and lived in Costa Rica for two years as a missionary. She loves CampWOW so much and is such a joy to be around. Kaylee is a precious lady from Arkansas as well who is so sweet and funny!
I love going up top because I freak the kids out a little with how I like to stand to take some good shots. The strap I use to clip in to the top is just long enough for me to stand on the very edge of the zip line platform and lean back and be standing but no weight on my feet, all on my harness and the strap (see right). They always ask "doesn't it scare you to do that?" or "what if you fall?". It's always a great opportunity to share to gospel and show them that just as we have to have faith in Christ to protect and care for us, we have to have faith in the equipment and workers that we will be safe.
And plus, it's fun.
I met a really sweet girl names Brooke who did the cargo net about eight times in a row the previous day. It's really funny to see this small children that haven't been tainted by fear anxiety and are so up for anything! I think she actually did the hard wall the day I was up top.
I mention Brooke for one reason: we had on really similar rings! I caught what I thought was a great pic and just had to have a reason to share it. This girl is also so kind every time I see her around camp. I can only hope I was that sweet as a child, but I know I wasn't. Here is the shot:
Thank y'all so much for stopping by again! Have a great day!
This summer I have had to pleasure of serving at Camp Walking on Water (WOW). WOW is a non-denominational Christian camp that allows larger churches and groups of smaller churches to plan and put on their own camp at the WOW camp grounds in Gerty, Oklahoma. Churches bring their own speaker, their own band, and put together their own schedule. Its a different format of camp than I was used to growing up but I can see the appeal for churches that are too large to register for a "program" camp and rent cabins space and so on.
Let's start with the grounds. The property is in the beautiful hills of southeastern Oklahoma. And with all the rain we've had her, everything is still green even in mid-July. It is going to be so beautiful this fall. There is a waterfront area that buts up to a hillside covered with trees on the west side of the property, so that means beautiful sunsets every night. Also, there is a mysterious orange glow in the sky at night that makes for some really cool long exposure shots (It's not that mysterious; its some sort of industrial plant). Our maintenance guy, Kirk, does some amazing fireworks shows. Check out some of these beautiful pictures I've had to opportunity to take this summer:
My job at WOW this summer is broadly put at "tech". What that means is music, sound, video and photography. Photography and music are the things that take up most of my time at camp. Each day, I take photos of all the activities kids are doing and post them to a website where parents can purchase digital downloads as well as merchandise. The rock wall and waterfront are where I spend most of my time.