Archive for June, 2009
This week our team is serving at a camp being held at liberty baptist church on the outskirts of Orlando, Florida. I would first like to say that it is almost uncomfortably hot here, however, the people are amazing, the palm trees are relaxing, and air conditioning is one of the most amazing things on the whole planet.
The first day of camp was incredible! We started the day with a delicious breakfast consisting of pancakes, bacon, and fresh fruit. Then we did our worship set, followed by a message from pastor Vern. After we ate lunch we hit the games pretty hard. First we had an outdoor obstacle course, which I’m excited to say that the “Mystic Blue Mountain Beavers” (my team for the week) won the event with flying colors After that we proceeded to fill water balloons, lots of them. Little did we know that these water balloons wouldn’t be for throwing, no… these water balloons were used as projectiles, fired out of ginormous slingshots at approximately mach 2 speed. Needless to say, they hurt when they hit. After the water balloon adventure, which the “Sea Foam Green” team won… the guys on my team thought it neccesary to dump the entire 30 gallons of water where the balloons were being stored, right on my head… words do not describe how soaking wet I was…
We are all having such a great time at this camp, but the fun and games aren’t all of it. The message tonite was about David and Goliath, and about how we each have giants in our lives that we need to overcome. We discussed how the only way to overcome these giants and struggles was with the help of our Savior. It was a great reminder to us that over the summer we are going to have a lot of fun, but no matter how much fun we have, we will face our giants. The only way to make it through is to trust 100% in the Lord, and rely on him and not ourselves.
Taylor and the rest of HeartSong
Some of you may know that we spend a lot of time in the van. So much time is spent in that beautiful white vehicle that we pretty much consider it our home. We’ve had a busy couple days so Joe Price and I decided to see what it would be like to change our guitar strings in our home. Watch out for those potholes and speedbumps. It went pretty well. . . good thing Joe Price wears glasses.