Now-and-not-yet (Michindoh Post 13)

[This post is thirteenth of a series in which I reflect on spending a month at camp for Wyldlife (middle schoolers) and YoungLives (teen moms). You can follow by subscribing to this blog below. All posts are categorized as ‘Michindoh 2013’.]

YoungLives camp is but two days away. 80+ childcare workers descend on Michindoh tomorrow. 98 teen moms, 98 teen moms’ babies, and 50+ YoungLives leaders arrive the following day.

There is So Very Much to do.

For today, we are living primarily in Wyldlife world, but our eyes can see YoungLives world on the very near horizon. Today is the now and the not-yet of camp in which both the Wyldlife now and the YoungLives not-yet each on their own beautifully embody the complete now-and-not-yet of God’s kingdom.

So on this day, middle schoolers ran crazy in a soccer-field sized mud pit, followed up by a firehose shower…

Mud pit sequel (Photo: CKirgiss)
Mud pit sequel (Photo: CKirgiss)

…while in the planning room, extra supplies continued arriving by mail…

Supplies (Photo: CKirgiss)
Supplies (Photo: CKirgiss)

…and in the wash room, the first round of Pack-N-Play sheets were washed and dried.

Clean sheets (Photo: CKirgiss)
Clean sheets (Photo: CKirgiss)

Mud pits. Fire hoses. Baby wipes. Baby sheets.

This now-and-not-yet is surely one-of-a-kind. And very sweet indeed.

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