Thursday, June 26, 2008

Freedom Generation 2008

Dawn at Camp Keola,
while our Polar Bears hiked back from the water front.
Lance read Acts 17 at flag pole.

"He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their habitation."

Cabin 18 raising our flag.
Mr. McBride, a Green Beret and Neptune Plumbing owner, instructs.

Mr. McBride taught three classes. His family's service and hospitality are great blessings.

We must not send our young men out to give their lives for nothing.
Dinah was caught coming late for breakfast.

Dad gives the first class, One Nation Under God. The camp Braveheart brought back his bride.

Maggie is a true completer for Dana.

VisitingDecor Expressing Faith in Christ

Dad taught boxing in the afternoon.
Thursday volleyball: Campers vs. counselors.

Miss Fang shared her family story of fleeing Communist China.
She is a radiant example of serving God with her whole heart.

Dinah enjoyed discussing feminism with Miss Fast, a first time visitor. Singing at Campfire
Lance closed the evening with Psalm 112.
"Blessed is the man who fears the LORD
Who delights greatly in His commandments.
His descendants will be mighty on the earth
the generation of the upright will be blessed."
Volleyball in progress. Lance gave the Communist Manifesto talk to the advanced class,

a talk I gave when I was 20:).

Lance covered a different angle than usual, showing the direct influence of Communist Revolutionaries in our Civil War. The Manifesto was published in 1848, contributing to revolutions all over Europe. When they failed there, many Marxists came here like Under Secretary of War, Charles A. Dana.

Some became generals in the Northern army.

Their Marxist philosophy led to implementing the progressive income tax, inheritance tax, confiscation of land of "rebels," the government school (all schools previously were either private or city but never federal) and property taxes -- all planks of the Communist Manifesto.

Lance was later awarded Mr. Camper of the Year at the Friday Award Ceremony. ~R

6:22 AM
Dinah the dauntless joins the Polar Bears. My girls: Katheleen, Isabella, Julia,Victoria, Melody, Dinah & Christine
I accused Mr. Antonio of handpicking me the best girls in camp.

Kathleen and her sisters are from a family of 10 children.

Victoria recieved Miss Camper of the Year for her faithful entheusiastic participation.

When I walked into the girls bathroom on Thursday, Vand J were in seperate showers, quizzing each other on the properties of real money for their test the next day.

Lord, teach us to follow you in each situation. Pastor Campbell graciously drove up the hill to give the Civilian Disarmament class. He explained the often misunderstood commandment “Thou shalt not kill” means Thou shalt not murder. Exodus 20 gives the Ten Commandments and the very next page, Exodus 21, God’s people are commanded to have a murderer executed.

For every negative command there is a positive. For instance “Thou shall not steal,” means that it is good to have private property. So “Thou shall not kill” means that we should preserve life. This was made abundantly clear in Colorado last year when a crazy man went into a mega church after shooting up the Youth With A Mission center. He had a backpack full of ammunition to attack the worshiping Christians. A young woman had armed herself after their pastor encouraged the congregation to do so. She shot the attacker, who then took his own life. In shooting back, this young woman saved perhaps hundreds of lives.

Jesus was clear on self defense – if you don’t have a sword then sell your cloak and buy one. Holocausts have always been proceeded by disarming the people.

Jill and Baby Andrew with Melody

Chess with Mitchell

Melody's thumbs are well bandaged after she worked up blisters racing Dinah in a kayak. Without the truth, we become captives.

Cabin reports. A campfire favorite and entertaining competition. The scavenger hunt. Miss Orange (who arrived Miss Lynch, but loves the color orange)
wrote up this hunt in 24 hours. It was quite the challenge.
Cabins had to work together with no help from staff.
Cabin 19 pulled a head, winning an after campfire pizza party.
Honor God in Everything
Josh Murphy has died, he said, but Mr. Murphy is here to stay. He no longer sold candy bars and chapstick on commission. Mr. M gave great divotionals at campfire, led in singing, humor and Miss Benoit's Changing the World You Live in Talk. Mr. Murphy pointed out that by contacting your congressman, you have more influence than voting. He was and an invaluable help to me (Regina), getting our slide show running in time for my talk, 500 years of American History in One Hour.

Lance started me off by reading Psalm 78 :1-11 and Melody ran the power point which she had set up for me.

Mr. Troutman thought of a true historical drama skit for us. It was of a Missionary, Ramon Lull, who went to Africa and preached that they should repent. But the people of Africa, (Adam, Megan, Emily, Melody and Dinah) cried “Infidel! Infidel!” and stoned him nearly to death. Than we quickly changed our garments into Portuguese sailors who desired to go to the Island and bury the body of the Missionary. But we found that he was still alive and put him in our boat. When we came near Ramon’s homeland I said “Look there is your homeland!”
But Ramon (Victor) as he was dying pointed in the opposite direction and said "There is a land that has not yet heard the gospel." Then he died.

Lance acted as the grandfather of Christopher Columbus who with his young grandson on his lap said “Let me tell you the story of Ramon Lull. I was a sailor on the ship …” Little Christopher grew up with a burning vision to fulfill his name “Christ bearer” to the ends of the earth.

Melody, ready for the banquet.

After the banquet Friday night.

Maggie & Dinah

Mr. Sam Antonio our camp director, Mary Benoit our program director-daughter of The New American editor Gary Benoit & family friend Elijah Hines at the Award Ceremony

1 comment:

Angie said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them - it looks like you guys are having an awesome time! :-D

We moved to TN, and had our internet hooded up a couple days ago, so now we're back on the web :-)

God bless y'all,
Angie for the Willi