Our students led the worship service on Sunday morning. One of our girls led the singing, 3 other girls sang, 2 played acoustic guitars, 1 boy played electric guitar, and another played the congos. I sang with them, as I'm on the praise team anyway and work with the youth. Our regular adult band was also up there. It was a very crowded stage, but so wonderful to have so many people participating!
We opened with all the youth up on stage to lead a song we learned at camp called "Happy Day." It has hand motions, which are cheesy, but kind of fun.
(In case you're wondering, I'm on the left in the brown skirt, looking down. The matching shirts are our camp shirts. Click on the photo if you'd like to see it bigger.)
After everyone sang, one student stayed up there to speak a little about his camp experience, then give the welcome. Next was the camp video. One of our students owns his own production company (he's only 15!), and he put the video together for us. He did a fabulous job, too.
The rest of the service was a few more testimonies about camp experiences, a short drama bit, more singing, and then:
My husband preached! This actually wasn't his first time, but it was my first time to hear him. (He says he preached a lot when he was in a college-sponsored band/singing group that traveled each weekend to different churches. That was before I knew him.) He preached from Micah 6, which was one of the passages we studied at camp. He did such a great job, and I'm so proud of him!
The best part of the service was that we baptized a kiddo who became a Christian at camp. Talk about a great Sunday! We're so very proud of all our students.