Monday, July 20, 2015


Hey there Campers;

We awoke to a glorious sunny day. How many ways can one say the sun is shining? The one thing I can say it is hot, hot, hot. Yep. The temp is 85F by 9:00 AM with high humidity. Lo went to help Rex work on fencing to keep the horses in the meadows. I went with Barbie to drop off Eli at the lake then to work on the Pathfinder food selling tent. The campmeeting allows any club to fundraise by selling food. This is similar to what our PF clubs do at Bike-a-Thon. They even closed down the lodge cafeteria to make sure the clubs made as much money as possible.

I got a chance to go to the Lodge Cafeteria. I like how each church was represent with a banner.

Luke is getting as tall as his dad Nicky. Nicky was showing his chigger bites. I have to admit these chigger bites remind me when we were in Alaska and got tons of mosquito bites. They itch like crazy. Barbie asked around what can you do when you get bitten. Boy talk about no two people had the same idea. Here are some of the ideas.

  •              Bath in vinegar
  •              Bath in Pine Sol
  •       Put a lighted match on the bite
  •       Just take a good bath and don't put those clothes back on

Wow. The first 3 are scary. No way am I going to try those. I know this is OK, but would someone really put a fire on a bite?? The only one that makes sense is the last one.

Rex and I were talking about towns in OK. He started taking about Peek & Out towns. I looked at him like what the heck. He said it is a town that you peek around the corner and you are out of the town. Oh, Rex you are hecka funny. Rex & Nicky left this evening to go to work. We will see them later in the week.

That evening we went to the campmeeting program. Randy Roberts talked about how we need 3 important people in our lives. Read Philippians 2:19-29. We need someone like:
Paul. He was a leader, mentor, firebrand, left footsteps to follow.
Epaphroditus -  He was a fellow laborer, true brother, knows you the best, you can truly be yourself, never let you bear anything alone.
Timothy - He was a mentee, lived a giving life, became a mentor to others.
Now. Here is the clincher. Who are these people for you? And does anyone have your name as one of those 3 people? Wow. That was really  something to think about.

One last thought. Randy said - Parents are memory makers. What memories do your kids have? Very thought provoking.

We came back to the Hilton and sat around and talked. When we kept getting bit we knew it was time to go in for the night.
Question of the Day
What is a chigger?

Well, until next time Campers

Lo & Bren


  1. What is a chigger?
    a tiny mite whose parasitic larvae live on or under the skin of warm-blooded animals, where they cause irritation and dermatitis and sometimes transmit scrub typhus.
    Chigger mites infest human skin via areas of contact with vegetation, such as pant cuffs or shirt sleeves and collars. They migrate on the skin in search of an optimal feeding area. A common myth about chiggers is that they burrow into and remain inside the skin. This is not true. Chiggers insert their feeding structures into the skin and inject enzymes that cause destruction of host tissue. Hardening of the surrounding skin results in the formation of a feeding tube called a stylostome. Chigger larvae then feed upon the destroyed tissue. If they are not disturbed (which is rarely the case because they cause substantial itching) they may feed through the stylostome for a few days.
    A chigger bite itself is not noticeable. After the chigger has begun to inject digestive enzymes into the skin (usually after about 1-3 hours), symptoms and signs typically begin.Many home remedies for chigger bites are based upon the incorrect belief that chiggers burrow into and remain in the skin. Nail polish, alcohol, and bleach have been applied to the bites to attempt to get rid of the chiggers by "suffocating" or killing the chiggers. But because the chiggers are not present in the skin, these methods are not effective. Home remedies to help relieve the itching associated with chigger bites may help some people. These can include

    Taking a cool shower or applying cool compresses
    Sitting in a cool bath
    Using bath products that contain colloidal oatmeal
    Using certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications

  2. Hahahaha - now you have more information about Chiggers than you ever wanted to know. Invasive littler critters.

  3. We enjoy watching Randy Roberts on LLBN. Excellent speaker with pointed lessons.

  4. I thought chiggers were ... like... related to fleas. I'm very grossed out that they're actually under-the-skin larvae...! Ugh. I would actually have tried the vinegar, frankly; not bathed in it, but put it on a cotton ball. You know you're desperate if the lighted match thing sounds good!!!!!

    Keep lotion on -- maybe they only attack ashy kids???

  5. Those buggers nip at your ankles; our team got tons of chigger bites while in the Amazon for a mission trip; no fun in the sun! :(