Impossible Made Possible
Nothing is Too Hard for the Lord
Midlothian » “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14), was the theme for this year’s Outdoor School for students in fifth and sixth grade at Hoblitzelle Camp and Conference Center in Midlothian. Three hundred students and 100 administrators, teachers, and sponsors representing 21 schools engaged in a variety of spiritual, academic, and fun-filled classes and activities.
Olga Falakiseni, part-time pastor for the Joshua Crossroads Fellowship Company, led the students in morning and evening worship. Her engaging worships helped the students to discover that absolutely nothing is too hard for the Lord. Falakiseni’s kid-friendly approach plus the worship in songs directed by the music team, provided a venue for students to experience God’s love and make decisions that will continue to impact their lives for eternity.
The teacher-designed curriculum included instruction in Art, Bible, Bird Watching, Canoeing, Cruise Control, Fishing, Miniature Golf, Photography, Rockets, Science, Swimming, and Teamwork. Each class period was two hours in length and students attended three classes per day. The instructors purposefully included spiritual applications in each lesson presentation. Teachers and sponsors provided recreational activities each evening.
The Texas Conference Office of Education was happy to include some home school students in this year’s Outdoor School. Parents of homeschoolers, as well as parents of students enrolled in an Adventist school, continue to express appreciation for the Outdoor School program and the memories created for their sons and daughters. Outdoor School is a sponsored ministry of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and its spiritual and financial support is appreciated.