We loaded our food, fishing tackle, the grandkids and traveled to “The Baptist Camp” for an afternoon of fellowship at this beautiful site on Claytor Lake this past Sunday.
The meal was scheduled for five o’clock but we were to arrive for the festivities at two.
Mother Nature did not like this timetable because, at two o’clock, a strong thunderstorm passed overhead and drenched the campground forcing early arrivals to seek shelter until the storm passed. At three-thirty we were able to bless the food, and enjoy one of our church’s favorite pastimes by beginning our meal under the shelter on the grounds.
Our congregation has always enjoyed these outing to the campground because of our church’s history in its development. First Baptist Church on Randolph Avenue in Pulaski was instrumental in obtaining the site and helped determine its use by the Highland Baptist’s Association. To say we are proud of this fact would be an understatement.
The fellowship shared under the sunny skies after the storm passed was fantastic. Made us appreciate our Maker more than usual.
I, for one, feel closest to HIM when in the splendor of nature’s beauty.
We provided a lifeguard and the kids enjoyed a dip in the lake within the cordoned off area for swimming.
The grandkids each caught a few small fish during this outing. A bucket of worms, a fishing pole and doting parents and grandparents provided an evening of happiness shared by all.
This was the culmniation of Vacation Bible School Week. The children’s laughter and shouts of joy restores my BELIEFS.
Faith, fellowship, and fishing with the grandkids.