Monday, June 22nd (Amy Jensen)

Greetings from Camp Lodestar!

We arrived this afternoon and were greeted first thing with a warm welcome, smiling faces, and fresh ice cold lemonade made with love and lemons straight from the Alvey Family lemon tree!  What a treat.
After finding our accommodations and settling in, we all came together for a delicious welcome dinner prepared by the wonderful staff here at Camp Lodestar. If you thought camp food would be blah, think again!  We all had our fill of some wonderful food, and then the group gathered under the trees for music and singing.  We are very blessed to have the amazing duo of Shirley and Sylvia playing music and leading us in song.  Many many thanks to them for singing their hearts out for us every morning and evening!
In addition to the music, we had wonderful discussion and food for our souls.  We listened and talked about the fruits of the spirit.  We had readings and reenactment of some readings from Paul’s letters.  We even had a bit of drama to go along with the night’s activities.  Wow, do we have some fabulous actors and dancers among us – Can’t wait for the next show!

It’s so peaceful here and we are grateful for the chance to feel close to God in this beautiful setting.  By the end of the night there had been much chatting and catching up among old friends. We all met some new friends too!  Some of us have been coming to church camp for 20+ years, some of us are here for the first time ever. And how blessed we all feel to be here together.