Salamanders and crawfish are the stars of the show when we conduct our SEEDS program for 5th graders. The students come to spend the day outdoors with our staff while we teach them about the fascinating design of nature. One of the highlights of the day comes when we pull clusters of leaves out of the creek; place them in small, white trays; and allow the students to search for the many creatures that live in them—including the ever-popular salamanders and crawfish.
For me the experience became much more than just finding crawdads and salamanders for the students. It became a living lesson on learning to rely upon God for everything. Here at South Mountain Christian Camp, relying on God is the only way we can operate. This entire ministry is built on faith, and God ALWAYS proves himself faithful to meet our needs. But it's not just about relying on God for the big things like finances and construction projects. Sometimes it's about trusting Him for the little things like salamanders and crawfish!