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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Day 8 - 9 , Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday was our last day at Casa Berea (the camp).  It was a day filled with keeping 60 very tired kids moving as they got breakfast, dressed, packed, and picked up rooms.  The night before the counselors went into the kids rooms and drew on them with washable crayons.  Some of us weren't so sure this was a good idea but the kids loved waking up to find they'd been pranked.  The rest of the day they tried to figure out who the pranksters were.

The men setup both tents River Valley donated to the camp.  Ian was so excited and is using them in the coming week to handle the overflow of kids coming for high school camp.

Isabelle is the director of the camp.  She has a heart for serving The Lord and it shows!  She has the wisdom to know when to use a firm hand or a soft touch with the children.  She setup a room to take kids to talk with a counselor one on one.  In this room Isabelle took children and even some of the younger counselors to talk about what they were struggling with, help them understand it, and ultimately how Christ can offer love and strength.  This is just one example of the many ways she serves.

Today we were invited to church with Ian, Isabelle, and a half dozen other leaders from camp.  It was a wonderful service.  The pastors sermon talked about being one church united in Christ.  This was a wonderful tie in to us working side by side with Youth for Christ and the devotions in Ephesians Cathy setup for us during the trip.   Definitely a God thing!

After church they prepared a great meal (these people can cook!).  Later we went to the beach where Ian introduced us to some friends who have a volleyball outreach ministry.  It's wonderful to see the passion everyone we met has for serving Jesus.

Monday is a day of sightseeing followed by the plane trip back home on Tuesday.  This will be the last blog entry before we return home.  Thank you so much for your prayers, support, and for the opportunity to see first hand how God is using your investment in Barcelona.

Bob Crane

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