Camp

We all had a lot of fun at the children’s camp that ended yesterday, building spaceships, going to an observatory, dancing with the stars, listening to Professor I. M. Smart (that was me) and his robot S-147-4-5 (“S” for Salmo, ie Psalm) talk on astronomy, doing English gymnastics, and lots of other activities around the space theme. After making Daniele cry last year by scaring him whilst impersonating a pirate, this year I made Stefania cry when the Professor sacrificed himself to save humanity from an asteroid, and would not return. I think it is due more to having sensitive children than to my acting ability.

Professor I. M. Smart and S-147-4-5, with a galaxy

Professor I. M. Smart and S-147-4-5, with a galaxy

Around these activities, we taught how great and powerful God is who created everything, how small we are in the universe, and yet God is with us, knows us, and cares for us. The last day we bought it all together, that God knows how to save us, has the power to do it, and wants to do it. It was a bit disappointing to hear from the children the same (wrong) answers to the question, What do we have to do to be saved, that they gave at last year’s camp, that is read the Bible, pray, go to church, etc. But I am encouraged that I was a couple of years older before I finally understood the answer, despite having heard it many times before. On the other hand, there was a good time talking with the parents as they came to pick up their children, and one father in particular was very interested. Pray that he will in fact come to church one day, as he said he might, and bring his three children.

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