The worship team at Joni and Friends Family Retreat gets better every year. This year, there were several reminders of how much God was blessing us through them.
First of all, they drew us into worshipping God through their choices of music, the quality of their voices and playing, and their own worship as they sang and played.
Then, a 2nd-time volunteer said that during last year's camp, she was so moved by the music that she began for the first time to listen to contemporary worship songs at home.
Third, the musicians welcomed "Dara" to express her pleasure in their instruments while they were playing.
And then during the last time together before going home, we saw again their open hearts toward one of the campers, let's call him "Elda."
"Elda" is a gentle boy who doesn't speak and hardly responds when spoken to. Autism is a mysterious thing. God alone knows what is going on inside "Elda." And I mean that literally--God does know, and he gave us a peek.