Camp THEME 2019
WAVES OF GRACE
Aloha and welcome to the sunny, island beach of Camp Shetek! We are stoked for another epic summer as we ride some righteous waves of grace! You know, sometimes life can get choppy, the waves get messy, but there’s no need to worry bro! Surfers gotta surf! Don’t worry about being a barney out there. God’s all for you! Life’s not about having perfect, clean waves. It’s about being in a personal relationship with the Boss who controls the waves.
God created the waves, He created you, and He loves you. Listen to what He says in His letter to you called the Bible, “Christ get love an aloha fo us guys to da max, no matta wat kine trouble get, no bodda us, cuz we da winnas fo shua!” (Romans 8:37 - HWP, Hawaiian Pidgin Translation)
The thing about ocean waves, is that they are constant, always washing to shore, and never ceasing. The same is true of God’s never ending grace for you. Like each wave crashing upon the shore, God’s waves of grace will continue to wash you, and cleanse you, and heal you when you receive his grace, upon grace, upon grace. (John 1:16) When you ride his waves, swim in his grace, and let his presence flood you, you’ll begin to see as He sees and live as He wants you to live! God is saying Aloha to you, and aloha literally means the presence of breath and life. Come close to your Father God as He is your life and breath.
So don’t be a shubie and just play the game of being a Christian. Go all in! Get out there and receive all of God’s grace that’s goin’ off for you. Just like Jesus invited Peter to step out of the boat and into the water, Jesus is inviting you to step out of your comfort zone and into all that He has for you. This isn’t a one time splash either. He wants to continually wash you daily with His waves of grace, upon grace, upon grace! God’s waves of grace will change you and transform you into a way better dude. Galatians 5:22 says “But if we stay tight wit Godʼs Spirit, he give us plenny love an aloha fo everybody. He make us guys stay good inside. He make our hearts rest inside.” It ain’t worth going solo bro! In this heavy life we’re all livin’, you’re gonna need God’s abundant presence and grace. So what are you waiting for dudes and betties? Step out into the water this summer and we’ll teach you how to hang ten as you ride God’s waves of grace! 🤙
barney - a surfer that is not cool, untalented, rookie
shubie - Someone who buys surf gear and clothing but does not surf
goin' off - great surf, as in “It’s just going off today, dude!”
bro - dude, brother, surfer
dudes & betties - fellow male and female surfers that are definitely cool
hang ten - riding a surfboard with both feet placed on the nose of the board