November 17th, 2008 – by: williamsworld
Stefan and some of the others as we prepare to head out
Each fall, the leaders of the Wesley Foundation and us here at the Christian Campus Center get together and take our students out into the dark cold night for a time of worship. The worship time is filled with singing prayer and eating. We all like to take hotdogs and place them at the end of those sticks to see who can cook theirs just perfectly. It is a daunting task as the fire gets so hot. Part of the meaning behind the hot dog roast is to give students an idea of how hot it can be trying to get things just right. We want to help keep them out of the fire by using the shorter sticks to roast. We show them how to stay warm and keep the food from burning. Many of the kids get it and learn to stay above the fire and not to get burned.
After we eat we sing and have a message.
The singing this year was by one of our own students. Shana has a cd out now with some great worship songs on it. Her husband brought the message which really begins to sink in the message about getting burned.
Some of our students as we load up the trailer to worship
After the message, we give students all the ingredients for s’mores. It is funny to watch them try and make these things because many of our students are from foreign countries and have never seen a s’more before. They burn up up the cracker, the chocolate and the marshmallows. It is just great to watch and see how many of them drop so much of the stuff in the fire, again, the lesson comes in, that we need direction and if we listen, we won’t get burned, but get a great hot treat afterwards.
As simple as this sounds, it really impacts our students. It was a great time and a great message.