Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day Four


In the beginning, there was showers. Then the Lord said, “let there be breakfast!” And so there was. And it was good.

Today, June 18, was our last Friday at Ghost Ranch. The high school and middle school graders were sent to the waterfront or the wetlands, and in the middle of the day, we would alternate. I was with the high school group, so we got to go to the waterfront in the morning. It turned out to be a better experience than expected because the air was warm and the air was still. It was amazing to learn something new and experience God’s creation in an exciting and intimate way. The colors of the land were beautifully contrasted between the dusty, red mountains and the pure, deep blue of the sky. After that, we spent some time down at the wetlands learning about water treatment here at the ranch. Even though the weather was unfortunate, it was interesting to learn about conservation and practical use of water from a man who was obviously passionate about his work. There is a lot we can do to protect and practically use the water we take for granted in this country.

Free time was fun today too. Reading, napping and wasting away on Otterpops with good friends I met at this camp. Dinner was surprisingly different today. We got to enjoy our food in a new way that made us appreciate the origin of our food. It was a sensual experience. After worship we had a campfire down in the woods. We sang songs, told jokes, and roasted marshmallows. I loved to get a chance to converse with people today. We talked about our interests, our pasts, our relationship with God, and dominatrixes – but that’s a completely different story.

In the words of Keanau Reeves, “today was most excellent!”

- Matti

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