The K-Seven Dock is a huge part of our Kampers' summers!
Delicious recipes make a meal special, but it’s the company around the table who make meals memorable. As many of you know, we are rebuilding the K-Seven Dining Hall so that Kampers for generations to come can build community around the table.
At Kanakuk, we are proud of the dining hall traditions formed over the years that teach Kampers how to serve one another. Whether it’s bringing food to the table, passing plates, retrieving seconds or cleaning it all up, Kampers take turns with mealtime responsibilities while being encouraged to always consider the needs of those around them.
Additionally, the new K-Seven Dining Hall will be able to accommodate more dietary needs than ever before. We are excited to have this new space that is welcoming and available for all Kampers. It’s sure to be enjoyed for many summers to come!
In this project and many others, the Lord has been faithful to provide for us, and we are thankful for the full life that He promises us. He really does give us everything we need.
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
In this season of Thanksgiving, food and family are at the front of our minds, but we must remember to pause and pray to the Lord for a servant’s heart to carry His love to others during this season focused on gratitude.
As we approach Thanksgiving, let’s revisit a common story in Matthew, when Jesus and His disciples were faced with a dilemma. They had thousands of people to feed, and very little food to divide between them. They were about to send the people away, but Jesus stopped them, broke the bread and multiplied the food to feed everyone and then some.
Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
Matthew 14: 19-21
Do we believe that the Lord can show up in our lives like He did in this story? If so, our hearts will naturally overflow with gratitude for all that God has done and will do.
When we serve other people, it is important to remember that our actions do not bring us salvation. Rather, our faith in Christ and His sacrifice brings us eternal life with God. We serve people around us because we love Christ and want to glorify Him in all things.
As we come together for meals and time together over Thanksgiving, we can be thankful that the ability to serve and show gratitude is an overflow of Christ’s never-ending love for us.
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15
Let’s live out of grateful and loving hearts this holiday season. God has conquered all for us, and we get to live in His grace and love each and every day. With the Lord’s help, thankfulness can be our first response to any situation, and we can enjoy fellowship with family and friends with the mindset of I’m Third.
May your tables be full and your community be strong this Thanksgiving season, just as we are looking forward to at K-Seven next summer!