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Kin-Tales August 2023

Dear friends,

Last week I had the chance to look through a telescope in the dark on the lane at Camp Kintail. I saw Saturn and its rings, Andromeda galaxy, and many constellations. I am very new to looking at the heavens and I was blown away by the vastness of the stars. The sheer breadth and depth of the universe opened up and realigned my perspective. At the end of the summer, it was a gift to see a beautiful and enormous horizon and to reflect on the beauty of God’s creation.

It is our hope that campers experienced horizon-broadening and perspective-changing moments at camp this summer. This could be jumping the waves, making a new friend, looking up at the stars, gazing down at the grains of sand, looking out over camp from the adventure tour, and singing in chapel. Through moments in creation and in community, we pray that campers have experienced the love of God.

This summer, we learned about the Fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We learned that it is always the right season for the Fruit of the Spirit. We hope that parents saw some of this fruit in their children when they returned home. Continue the conversation at home or return for Kirk in the Cedars or a retreat later this year. We miss the campers already!


Theresa & Johnathon