Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mooselookmeguntic Lake Teen Center Big Three Outdoor Adventure

We had the opportunity to help out with the Big Three Outdoor Adventure with the teen center this summer! We had a blast enjoying Maine's backwoods (the places that have no cell service). Above is a great picture of some of the teens during morning devotional time. This was after 70 miles of biking and 40 miles of canoeing and right before they left for their three day (very intense) hike. Needless to say, they were exhausted! But they are troopers. We have volunteered with the local teen center for almost a year now and have enjoyed getting to know these teens and loving on them. Many of them come from places that you and I cannot even imagine, but they hang out with us! I could tell you story after story, but the best part is building relationships with them!

This Heron let us get so close to it! Kaylynn watched it all week. Every morning she would get up and head through the woods down to the lake to see if HER heron was there. She claimed it from the first day. It stayed with us faithfully all week.

Fishing with one of the teens, Randy. He is a patient, excellent teacher! Thanks Randy!
He was the one who encouraged Kaylynn to kiss the fish she caught.

Jeremie fishing with Randy. Randy became Jeremie's new best friend during this trip.

Playing with Seth. The kids kept shining their flashlights on Seth,
and he pretended like he had no idea what was happening.
The kids were laughing so hard I thought they were going to lay eggs.


Kaylynn playing fetch with this dog at the lake.
I think it was the owner's dog. It reminded us of Dodger.

So then Kalli wanted to play fetch with the dog; she even found her own stick!
Unfortunately the dog didn't chase her stick.

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