Sunday, July 13, 2008

Camp 2008 -- Crazy, crazy

You could say Bob is a "wild and crazy guy." After all, Monday was crazy hair day at camp.

A counselor at Northern California FC Camp, he's one guy that takes theme days to heart.

Bob's the kind of guy you expect to dress like a nerd on Tuesday or wear cammo pants on Wednesday to support the military.

He had reversed his clothing in for backwards day when I caught up with Bob on Thursday. His only confession -- he didn't walk backwards that hot day on the Coastal Range near Santa Cruz.

More important that Bob's camp spirit is his example to the young boys and girls under his charge. You see, he's the kind of guy who walks in love as he imitates God.
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma (Ephesians 5:1-2).
As a boys and girls Bible class teacher, he had much to instill in the young minds. Like Bob's crazy hair, "crazy" themes from Epistle of James -- text for the week at camp -- resonate in the minds of the campers.

Like his example of camp spirit, Bob showed the kids examples of joyfully tackling life's trials (James 1:2-8), emphasised that a living faith works for God everyday (James 2:14-26) and that humble submission to God is the only way to purify their hearts (James 4:6-10).

Bob's actions during the week may not fit the image of a fifty-something guy who takes a week off from work to enrich the lives of the campers. But the kids respect him and love his devotion to God.

And you gotta respect a guy who walks around all day with baked hair goop.

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