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Topic: Camping (07/11/05)
TITLE: Camping Follies
By Jan Ackerson
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Over the years, I have experienced both brokenness and victory at Family Camp, and many moments of surpassing peace and sweetness. But my most precious memories of camp meeting are those that I recall with laughter…
Many years ago, my husband and I were pitching our tent on the first day of camp. We had brought plenty of books for our precocious 3-year-old, who watched with waning interest as we wrestled with canvas and poles. Somehow, during the setting-up process, her books wound up in the sand. In a useless attempt to keep her clean, I asked Megan to leave them alone until her daddy and I were done. When her patience with our labors was spent, Megan asked in a voice loud enough to be heard by the conference superintendent several campsites away, “Can I read my dirty books now?”
A few years later, we were fortunate to be assigned a campsite adjacent to friends from church whose children were nearly the same ages as ours. The restrooms were a few hundred feet away, down a rocky path. One evening, 7-year-old Jared came limping and whimpering to our shared picnic area. “What’s wrong, honey?” asked his mother.
With a marvelously misplaced modifier, Jared replied, “I stubbed my toe while I was going to the bathroom on a big rock!”
Finally, one year a young pastor from our conference was asked to give the opening prayer for the evening worship service. Nervous to be praying publicly for such a large congregation, he stumbled a bit. With every intention of asking the Lord to help us to meet His expectations, the young minister intoned, “O Lord, forgive us for our falling shorts!”
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