Every year we always end our camp meeting with a big Sunday School Rally on Saturday morning. The churches who participate make banners with themes. My church's theme was "As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord." Every church then puts on a skit or sings a song. We have judges and we just have a fun time seeing what other churches come up with. It is something that people look forward to every year.
This was the first year that my friend Buck and his church did a banner and it was great. Their theme was, "Who's Your Idol?" Their skit was like American Idol, they had different people stand up and tell things about their favorite idol. One said Johnny Depp, another said Oprah (LOL!!!), and every time my friend Buck (who played Simon) would say that's not what the world needs. Then a young man stood up and said that his Idol was Jesus Christ and Buck said, "That's what the world needs." Buck spoke after the skit and told people that Jesus wasn't an idol, but that he was God. They did an awesome job for their first year!!!
Bro. Paul Hagen's church's theme was, "Dear God, I have a problem." They made us all laugh with the first part of their skit (you had to be there to understand). Then they sung, "There Is A Remedy" and during their song they had things on a projector about problems that some of their people in their church had faced and every time a new name would come on the screen then that person would step forward. Here are some of the things that they showed on the projector. Brother Paul Hagen had brain surgery and they didn't think he would ever walk again, but he is walking. Greg was dying of cancer and he was healed. (I have known Greg and his wife Tomi for awhile and when he had cancer, I wanted to go and visit him in the hospital. Greg had beautiful thick hair and the day we visited him, I walked into that hospital room and saw a bald headed Greg. I almost felt like leaving the room and crying. But thank God he healed Greg and now Greg has his beautiful thick hair back.) Jerry had grew up in a barn and thanks to God he went from rags to riches. Kristina was in a Punk Band and now she is in a Praise Band. Judy (Paul Hagen's wife) had prayed for her family to be saved and now all of her family is Christians. Jim lived in sin for 62 years and now he is a Christian (Jim puts young people to shame, because he runs and shouts and worships God). There were more but I can't name them all. I love there theme and what they did, it was very uplifting.
Another church that my friends (Mark, Lisa, Emily, Ted, Faith and Nathaniel) go to. Did there skit to, "If We Are The Body." They had a man from their church dressed like Jesus walking around the people in their skit saying to them, "Help them, she is hurting, help him, I can make him something great." It was very beautiful, the whole skit made me think how I should be nice to people and go and welcome people when they come to our church. Some people would not know it, but I am shy around new people. I really need to start welcoming new people when they come into our church. All the banners, skits and songs were great. I really enjoyed my whole week at camp meeting. I probably won't post for a couple of days. I plan on resting.