Xanga Post Thursday June 22, 2006

Yes.  I am back at camp.  I'm privileged enough to get to serve with the Orange team for a bit this summer.  They're great.  They have been very accepting and encouraging.  It's weird to be doing this again, but is also a lot of fun.  We're in our second camp together and things have been going pretty well.

This week we have Neil McClendon and Monk & Neagle with us.  Monk & Neagle have been great.  They're pretty refreshing and cool to work with.  Neil has been a challenge to everyone here as always.  Tonight he preached a rather succinct but powerful message.  There was much emotional and spiritual healing taking place tonight.  It was awesome to be able to be a part of.  I've never wanted to cancel Late Nite so bad.  But now that it's done, I'm glad we didn't.  There were still hundreds of students here who needed a break from things while some of their friends continued to spend time in prayer or talk with their adults elsewhere.

I leave for Africa one week from tomorrow.  Don't get jealous!

I miss Liza and Missy, as well as my friends spread out all over the country right now and my family spread out all over the world.  I love you all.

I will close with three interesting quotes from Neil so far:

1.  "Boredom is the soul yawning."

2.  "There is a dangerous Jesus on the wild fringes of your imagination."  (This one should get some comments.  Preemptively, let me point out that all I said about these quotes was that I found them interesting)

3.  "The greatest obstacle to living with authority is affirmation."

Grace and Blessings.

xangaChris Kinsley