This summer we invite you to journey with our campers and staff by connecting to our Rubbaboo theme in each edition. "Rubbaboo" is a Voyageur term referring to the boiled-up mixture of flour and pemmican (meat) that sustained the Voyageurs each day along the fur trade. In camp, Rubbaboo is the sustaining nourishment of our day - Bible Study!
In today's story, Jesus reaches across cultural boundaries to bring the message of living water to a Samaritan woman in a passage from the book of John. Paul also spread God's message far and wide. Like Paul we are called to share God's message with everyone - not just those we think should hear it. Today's theme was "Water Saves and Shares" which involved a lot of conversation about just how important water is to us in our everyday life. Some of the Rubaboo adventures today were Tarp Flip, Toxic Waste, Water Walk and All Aboard. During these adventures the campers had the opportunity, while doing their Water Walk, to learn about our Summer Mission Project called Water to Thrive. Water to Thrive is a faith-based non-profit that is dedicated to the mission of bringing clean, safe water to those who need it in rural Africa. Discussing our mission project led to great conversations about how valuable water is to us and how many things we use it for and don't realize.
Jesus said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.' John 4:13-15