Yes to Carving, No to Starving!
What a fun day the Adventure Days group had last Wednesday! We went to our resident camp with the ultimate goal of service. We whittled large stake poles to make garden signs from. Beforehand all the children took a whittling class and made a pledge to be safe. With rain, forest, river, and fire around us, we were immersed in the natural elements. Kids played, ran, and were free to be the children God created them to be.
The group also started conversations about developing courage. What does it take to be courageous? The truth is, we are not born courageous. It is something we develop with time and character growth. That is why the goal of Highest Education is so important–so that our children and families can focus on knowledge and skills that are essential for a good character. May all of us have the courage to live in God’s ways!
The garden stakes will go to “The Center,” a local Vancouver community outreach center and garden. They grow food and give it to families in need. What a privilege to carve so that others don’t starve! Garden stakes with food names on them is just a tiny part of the process, but it is good to be a part of it!