We are making progress in our preparations for the Encampment on a number of fronts. The most important thing I have to report is that a large group of men and friars web conferenced with Doug Barry last night in order to work out some of the details for the Encampment. The schedule linked to from the Encampment page has been updated to reflect our discussion. We also conferred with him about the building of the challenge course. More on that below.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SPREAD ABOUT: Doug wants everyone to prepare for bootcamp. I have also linked to the Encampment page a new file called Magnificent Seven. This is a study sheet provided by Doug to help the boys (even really big boys) to prepare catechetically for the weekend. Doug’s program is designed for mind, body and spirit. Salvation depends on knowing the truth and knowing what to do with it. The physical aspect of the Boot Camp is meant to teach lessons for life, especially eternal life. KNOW THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. And also get your boys to start doing push ups and some running. Start getting in shape now. NO WHINING.
Father Bonaventure has us in good shape as far as the construction of the challenge course is concerned, as long as we continue to get help. Thanks for all the help we recieved from the men and boys (and from the ladies who cooked). Doug is really pleased with what we have accomplished.
Look how nicely the holes in the ground line up with the legs.
Monkey bars looking good.
Climbing walls in place.
I encourage the men to encourage one another. Let’s get in shape.