Akila has been at Bible Camp this week with our church. It was quite the journey to get her there, especially the last two weeks, but the Lord was good and it was His plan for her to attend. I'm not going to lie, it has been quiet and peaceful while she has been away. It was a much needed respite for the rest of us including the kids, a real blessing for the 5 of us.
But I am very excited for her to return tomorrow night to see how the week went. The camp staff were quite nervous about her attending, kind of the fear of the unknown. She had a 1:1 aide who is a young woman who attends our church who will be a senior in high school this year and we just met her the week before camp, but I loved her instantly. This is the first time they have had a 1:1 aide at the camp. Our church does this all the time for Sunday School, but not for this program. My gut thinks that Akila could have made it without an aide, but I could be wrong. I will get their opinion after they return.
I am just hopeful that there were not any major incidents, or even any real minor ones. But even more so, I am hopeful that Akila was drawn closer in her walk with Christ, and that somehow the week was able to have an impact on her heart. I am also praying that she made some friendships and that we will be able to continue some relationships after camp.
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