This is one of my favorite weeks of the year.
It’s Soul Quest week at York College, and since we live here in the town of York, we are blessed to enjoy the evening worship times. What is Soul Quest, you ask? It is a church camp held on the York College campus that brings in 500+ campers, including our two oldest boys. It is a week of intense spiritual encouragement, classes, and worship for the campers and staff.
I took this picture tonight during worship while standing on a chair in the back of the auditorium.
(Way to break the rules and stand on a chair during worship, Laura. Yeah, I know.)
Our family has taken part in Soul Quest for as many years as we’ve lived here in York. Sometimes we attend the morning chapel session too, but typically we stay home all day getting our work done, then head to the big assembly each night for amazing singing and prayer time with a room packed with teens and adults. It’s loud and crowded, but you talk about a room full of people on fire for the Lord. This is where it’s at.
We are so thankful our older boys are able to get the full Soul Quest experience (which, of course, includes staying up way too late at night in the dorms). The friendships they build and the mentoring they receive is priceless. It’s a fun perk that they are away at camp, but we can still catch a glimpse of them each evening. ;)
What would you like to share about this Gratituesday? What are you thankful for?
Jill Roper says
I have been away too long. On my blog I share my gratituesday. Blessings to you and your family Laura
Church camp changed my life 25 years ago. What an awesome experience for your boys!
I’m sharing about sticking together this week: http://www.anestintherocks.blogspot.com/2014/06/gratituesday-stickin-together.html
I am thankful for a healthy baby granddaughter born last Thursday morning and the fact that my daughter and SIL allow me to take part in the birth of their children. I am so blessed.
I am thankful for finally finishing the garden in yesterday. I am also thankful for today being the last day of school. Next year we will be doing combination of homeschooling and online schooling. This is going to be a big change for us.
I loved camp growing up. It was the highlight of my summer from 6th grade all the way through high school. It is good your boys get to attend such a wonderful event – it can truly be life changing!
Today I am sharing about being grateful for a hard day (today actually!):
I just found this blog through a link up and love it! I am thankful for a great job and a wonderful husband and working air conditioning – as silly as it sounds, in the South it is a wonderful commodity. :) I’ll be back again! I love your blog.
I’m grateful that my family is getting to camp in Utah this week. We are having a blast. Bryce Canyon is amazing!!! I love seeing God’s work in creation :)
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says
What a wonderful opportunity for your entire family! I am thankful today that our church met this Sunday for the first time in our own building. God is good!
Sandra @ Sandra's Ark says
I am thankful for what the Lord can do with us.
Hi Laura……..funny you mentioned living in York. We just took a trip out west (we live in wi) and were driving through Nebraska. Then I thought , hmmmm, now where in Nebraska does my friend Laura live? Then it hit me – York! (I remembered from when I received your cookbook. ) Anyway, as we were driving along the freeway, I took a picture of your colorful water tower so I could remember driving through York. I should have thought of it sooner; my boys would have loved meeting yours! They love all their videos on YouTube (and your recipes, too)! Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
Oh wow! If you ever come back this way, let me know so we can meet up!
I LOVE when you can sing your heart out in a room where many others are worshipping the same!!! And I can’t even hear my own voice :)