Good morning Sophia! I’m so excited for you and the adventure with Christ that you will be pursuing. Please know that I have been and I will continue to pray for you. Praying that the Lord will provide all you need this week and that you will feel His Presence with you at all times. HE loves you so much and has an incredible Journey planned for you!
Thank you and I appreciate the prayers!
Wow first day. I’m sure emotions and maybe even anxieties are high today. I’m proud of you for taking the step to start off on this journey. I can’t promise you that every moment will be easy or enjoyable, but I guarantee your overall experience will be beneficial. I’m hoping you find support and encouragement and are also able to offer that to those around you. I’m excited to hear updates about your horse time and your hiking adventure. Stay positive and open as much as possible, but also reflect and focus on your personal goals and values. You will meet amazing role models and be given great tools to use. Make the best of it and know that I’m praying for you every step of the way!
Thank you for the prayers I appreciate it! It had been very weird being far from home and I am a bit nervous about what might happen so thank you for thinking of me!
You have continued to be in my prayers and thoughts. I know the Lord has big beautiful plans for you. Take time to sit with HIM and listen. Praying you have an incredible time today bonding with others and with your Savior. It sounds like you have already accomplished so much in the short amount of time you have been there. Continue to push through and know that HE is with you.
I hope you have had an amazing day! I know you may be overwhelmed at times, but take comfort in the fact that you are right where the Lord wants you to be. Know that He is with you and will give you all you need to continue on this journey. Open your heart to HIM and He will lead you through this.
Good evening Sofi J!!! We miss you so much just a few hours in, but pray that God is already moving within and around you. I know we’ve talked a lot lately about what to expect this week, but just remember to take moments of quiet to listen and trust in what God has in store for you this week.
Looking forward to hearing about the first day, Izzy’s already asked for you a dozen times today 😛 You are so so loved, and daddy and I are so proud of you!!! Don’t forget to say your prayers, and have sweet dreams sweet girl – muah muah muah!!!! – Momma xoxoxo
Love you too mom and if has been weird without you and Isaiah and Franky and dad but I had a really fun time. I went rock climbing today and I climbed the hardest one dive different times and got to the top every single time!
WOW, that is SO awesome!!!!! I’m so proud of you!!!! Rock climbing on Day 1 – what?! I knew you’d be in your element 🥰 You keep on having fun!!! This is such a great chance for you to take time for you, a chance to bond with some really incredible women, and your peers. Make the best of each moment, even in those weird times when you feel far from your norm. It won’t always be easy, but remember to be the little warrior that you are because God’s got you, and you’re in excellent hands. Love you so much – Momma xoxoxo
Thanks mama I really am having fun today we went horseback riding and we played archery tag and I got pat out
That makes my heart SO happy!! Have you gotten your horse for the week then?! You must have loved trying something new with archery tag – and how fun that Pat played too!
Can’t wait to hear about day 3 sweet girl!
Love you so much – Momma xoxoxo
I am sorry that I missed you at send-off today! I was certainly thinking about you all, and loved seeing the pictures of you and the girls piling into the van. I hope you are settling into your “home” for the next week, and are connecting with the other girls. Being away from your regular routine can be hard, and you all have to lean on each other to stay strong! I can’t wait to hear about your horse and all of the other things you get to do this week. I hope you will be willing to share with me when we hit the trail in a few days!
I definitely will share and thank you for commenting and praying !
Ah my sweet sweet Sofi…I am SO proud of you!
(You know mom is Way better at commenting and posting and “liking” things than I am, but here I am! Haha. )
You are with me everywhere I go! I am more prepared, loved, motivated, and inspired … because of you.
I am convinced that there is no such thing as coincidence.
ALL things happen for a reason! YOU happened for a reason, and I am honored blessed and elated to watch You Happen.
My Father’s Day prayer for you:
God dwells in the detail…the little things.
Take time to slow down and smell flowers, look at the stars, feel the grass in your toes. Allow Him to be what “happens” in you, to you, and through you.
I love you So! 3!
Good morning! I love you baby girl!!
I am a father because of your love…thank you for accepting my love for you and allowing me to watch you grow into a fierce woman of God!!
I want you to know that I (with a lot of help and support from mom) will take comfort in knowing you are spending our first Father’s Day apart with Our Father! May He give us both comfort today knowing that we are His children and loved beyond measure!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the likeness of The Creator! I am simply blessed to be along for the adventure! I pray that you accept His love for you as well, as He yearns to be along for the adventure!
I . Love . You . ! .
I love you too dad I really miss everyone
Hey hey pretty lady!!! Hoping day 2 has been full of joy and learning! Dad’s surprise worked today!!! He is at Newsies with Grandma and Papa, and was so surprised! 😊
How’s the day going? Loved seeing a snippet of you guys at church in the woods this morning too, you must’ve enjoyed that a lot! Praying that you’re feeling the tugs and pulls of His love for you as you navigate your bible, worship with your team, and pray throughout your day. Love you so much – Momma xoxoxo
Yay I am glade he liked 👍🏼
Wow it sounds like so much had happened already! I’m proud of you for reaching new heights on the rock climbing wall. Way to go! You seem really brave. It’s ok to be vulnerable also if you get into uncomfortable territory away from home and work on change. Just trust that you have such positive support and guidance leading you on your path. I’m praying you are able to open up and really realize what a wonderful young woman you are turning out to be. I will continue to think good thoughts for you all week!
Take care and keep up the good work.
Thank you for commenting on the blog I really appreciate it
Wow Sophia!! I am so excited to see that you are at the Ranch! It is such an incredible opportunity! Please know that I will be praying for you each day of your journey. God is so amazing, and I pray you experience Him in powerful ways while you are there!! Have a great time!
Praying for you, girl!
Thanks for commenting on the blog I really think I will have a good time
Good morning Sophia,
How was your first full day at camp? The pictures show me you are being brave and have opened your heart to lots of new experiences. I am SO proud of you! That climbing wall looked incredibly HIGH!!! What is your horse’s name? Did you enjoy your first ride? What else have you been doing?
I can’t wait to hear more about your adventure! Today I am taking a short practice hike so I am ready for Thursday (even though it’s raining!).
Have a wonderful day today. Stay brave and stay positive.
Hi Sophia! Hope you are loving camp! I’ll be joining you Thursday for the hike! I’m excited to hear about what you have done so far and what you have loved the most. Rock climbing and horseback riding sounds so fun! The hike is going to be the best! I can’t wait! See you soon – Leah
Thank you I don’t know you yet but I look forward to meeting you
Good morning on your 3rd day of camp! I was so excited to read of all of your adventures! And, wow! Way to climb to the top of the wall every time! I continue to pray that the Lord would lead you through the rest of your camp time and that you would feel his love every step of the way. Have an amazing day Sophia!
Thank you you too
Just a quick note letting you know we’re all happy to hear the highlights so far. Still praying for you and thinking of you this week. You are off to a great start.
Sofi J!!!! I am So excited you got to go on the zip line today!! Was it a bit scarier than the last time? Hope the hatchet throwing was fun too!! I got to see you briefly on the platform for the zip line, but missed the second video live – I’m sorry. I got to watch the second one and couldn’t tell if you were tired or bummed, but I want you to remember how much I love you and how incredible proud you should be of yourself for taking this on! God however, is the one who formed you before I even knew and His loving presence is with you wherever you go, sharing my love with you as well. Hold on to that throughout your day. You’re never alone, and He’s got you no matter what.
I’ll be on tomorrow and Wednesday for the live videos too though so I’ll be looking for your beautiful smile!! Missing our bedtime chats so say an extra little prayer tonight and I will too, and have sweet dreams tonight sweet girl. I love you! – Momma xoxoxo
I’m not sad I’m just outside of my comfort zone a and it’s weird but I’m
having good time I love and miss you and I will say a extra prayer love you so much xoxo
I completely understand that – it takes small steps to adjust in unfamiliar territory. I’m glad you are acknowledging those feelings and continuing to do your best…and having a good time! That’s so important on this journey!! Extra prayers said – sending hugs and kisses. Love hearing from you at the end of the day, thank you for the replies ♥️ love you so much too my sweet girl – Momma xoxoxo
I told you mom was better at this!
How proud I am of you can’t even be put into words!
Mom is going to help remind me so I can hop on the live videos too! (Hard to be watchin the clock while I’m workin…)
Keep in mind I can see it later even if it’s not live…so you can still say hey…I’ll make sure to watch and respond later even if I’m stuck at a house with no service.
***Uncle EE sends his love as well! He’ll be home soon and can’t wait to hear about your adventures with God in His beautiful creation!
Love love love you sweet girl! I sing our song and imagine you can hear me… 😏🤓🤷🏻♂️ Sweet sweet dreams baby! ~❤️Dad
I love you to daddy I really really miss you and can’t wait to see you i sing are song every night love you lots daddy
This is good for both of us! You are in very capable and caring hands… this has just proven as hard if not harder than being away myself…so glad that you are experiencing all that you are and being involved and inclusive! Love your face! Hugs!!!
Love your face too good night
Good morning beautiful!! Sounds like you’ve had an eventful morning already! Love reading the blog and seeing all the photos 😊 You have some love coming in from the littles:
Frankie Jean says, “I love you and I really miss you but I’ve been sleeping in our room like a big girl and didn’t get scared at all. I’m excited for you to get home so we can maybe play with Barbies or something and you’ll be back with me because I love you.”
Isaiah says, “love you Sophie!!!” *loud monster noise* *blows kisses*
Keep shining beautiful girl. We love you!!!!!
Love all of you too talk to you tomorrow
Hey Sophia, I am amazed at all you have accomplished and conquered so far on this camping journey. I continue to lift you up in prayer and know that HE is with you. I love reading of all the incredible things you are doing. It makes me smile knowing you are growing in your faith and bonding with other young women. Keep up the good work and push into all God has for you. Lifting you up to the King of Kings and believing the best for you!
Thank you so much for praying for me
Wow I’m impressed with all of your uplifting messages on here. You truly have so much support. I’m sure the team building exercises help highlight how important it is to truly help others. Hang on to that as you reflect and really start working on your personal goals. Praying you keep a positive open mind and adventurous spirit as you continue to push yourself into new territory.
Thank you very much
Sofie has a sense of joy and humor that no one can take away from her. Every day she brings that energy and is excited for every event. With that excitement we have seen some lack of focus but by challenging her we have seen her working towards those goals. In horses riding and other activities she is completely locked in and is striving to do her best.
Glad to see goals being set and encouraged! This is certainly an area we struggle with and will be more diligent in doing at home as well. Mom needs to get better at this too Soph’; we’ll make it a team effort 😉 Thank you so much for sharing Shelby!! 😊
Happy Wednesday morning to you! I’m so excited to see what God has in store for you today. In praying for you this morning I felt led to pray that the Lord would meet you at every step and corner, path and hill you arrive at. Be at Peace today and continue to push through, knowing HE goes with you! I love reading about your progress every day! Keep up the good work Miss Sophia!
It sure has been nice to see your face the last few days, but this morning was especially moving (yeah I cried lol) I love you so much and am so very excited that you are on this journey with such a wonderful, positive attitude. Remember to slow down for yourself, and for deeper connection with your team. I know you and I are always going a mile a minute in our minds and it shows through our constant busyness, but especially during the trail you’re going to want to be focused on your team and and your surroundings.
One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 46…you know this one 😉 It’s a song that I believe is meant to fill us with hope and trust in God’s gracious presence. It begins, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble” Ps46:1…..it continues, “God is within her, she will not fall.” Ps46:5….finally, it continues, “He says, be still, and know that I am God” Ps46:10.
These are great, even simple reminders of why we can and should trust in Him, and also praise Him because we are thankful for the power that only He has and can provide us throughout each and every day. When you start to feel afraid or overwhelmed, or distracted, just be still and listen for His prompting, an inner calm that gently eases your mind.
I don’t know if you’ll get to respond to messages after tonight, so I’ll keep my eyes and ears out for updates on the blog and Facebook – but you’ve got this girl! You were born for adventure and exploration – so take these next few days to enjoy that, and really tune in to your team, stay alert for leaders instructions, support one another, and take time to fully connect with our Creator.
Sorry I wrote a book, consider this your long distance bedtime chat 🥰 I love you and miss you and can’t wait to see you on the other end. Littles send their love and Frankie is counting down the days lol. Izzy saws rawr ❤️ Sweet dreams tonight sweet girl – Momma xoxoxo
I love you so much and I miss y’all but I’m having fun so no need to worry
Oh and stop writing such long vlog post I love you and good night
Lol I’m so sorry, I didn’t even realize how long it was until I submitted it. A little excessive. I love you 😘 🤣
Message from Gram on Facebook ♥️
Sophia Jade ~ Gram is covering you in prayer and the Lord is with you EVERY step of the way. He WILL lead and guide you. xoxoxox
Hi…my name is Gretchen and I’m a friend of many of the leaders. I’ve been praying for you and the team this week. I started a new job and I’m alone cleaning houses for 8 hours straight… so it’s plenty of time to talk to God about you this week. I got creative today and thought of an acrostic poem about your hike:
T – trying to trust others
R – recognize & receive Him
A – all around me
I – imperfect but whole
L – learning to be me
Thank you so much I will keep it in mind
❤️ this little poem.
I am inspired reading about your great energy, humor and joy. It sounds like a great combination of personality traits. Hopefully you will share that light and love as a leader with your upcoming hike. Please know I’m praying for you to focus and find new strengths you didn’t even know you had. This path can be truly transformative and I know you are completely capable of the physical and personal challenges you’ll face. You will NEVER forget the obstacles you’re about to overcome, so be strong and proud and stay open. 🙏
I definitely will thank you
I Love You Sofi Jade!!!!!
Remember, especially going into tomorrow…you’re doing this FOR yourself but not BY yourself!
Keep close! Work together! Let GOD be your trail guide! HE is with you always! And as your father here on earth I have been blessed with the same … I too am always with you!
So, today you embark on an incredible journey that you are MORE than ready to do. Keep in mind you are not doing this alone. HE is with you and all of our prayers go along with you too. Use this time to sink into all GOD has for you. He will enable you to do this and so much more. HE will provide all you need. Lean into him if things get tough.
May you feel HIS presence with you at all times and be the overcomer HE made you to be. In Christ’s name! Amen
Ahhh trail day!! We love you and will be praying ♥️ Have fun, be safe!
Happy trails today! Praying for power and peace as you are hiking.
Good morning Miss Sofi! Happy Friday and first day of Summer! I continue to pray for you and know that you are learning so much about yourself, others, and most importantly you loving Savior. I pray that today you continue to push into all that you can while you and there and push into HIM as well. You are quite a remarkable young woman. Keep up the good work Sophia!
Almost 6 hours since my last post and you have been on my mind. Have a glorious day with the Lord and your friends. Hang in there and keep keeping on. You can do this!!!
Oh my lanta, we LOVE and miss you big time but we always get excited to look at the pics together – can’t wait for you to share your experiences!! Praying often throughout the day for all of you – for strength and perseverance and confidence in HIS LOVE in all the bumps and victories. Praising Him for every moment♥️♥️♥️ See you soon sweet girl! -Momma xoxoxo
Holy cow! As I prayed for you today I had a BIG smile on my face! I KNOW God is working in you and around you. I love looking at the pics of you all as you press on toward the goal! Praying that you finish out this camping trip strong and courageous! The Lord our God is with you. HE is mighty to save! He rejoices over you with singing. Zeph 3:17 He loves you and has the perfect plan for your life.
I know you might not have service to check in each night right now, but I are am praying extra hard during your whole hike. I pray you stay strong for all those miles and enjoy nature along the way. Continue to cooperate and work together. The next clear night just think instead of wishing upon a star, you can pray to the one that created them all. ✨⭐🌟🌠
Less than 24 hours left little lady!! You girls are incredible!! Love you so much and can’t wait to see you tomorrow 🥰🙏🏽
Well, sweet girl, your journey at the Ranch is coming to an end. I know you have grown so much this past week. I also know you will be happy to go home and be with your family. Although I don’t know you, I know HIM. And, I believe you know HIM better. May you continue to grow in your Faith and know your IDENTITY is in Christ. His great love with go with you and grow with you every where you go. Don’t let the world you are coming back to creep in and steal all that you have taken in while being at camp. Blessings to you and I will continue to pray. Sending Jesus hugs to you Miss Sophia.
Congratulations! You did it! Praying you feel proud of all your accomplishments.
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