Define the area where the activity will take place.
Check that the delimited area is free of elements that could be dangerous or harmful to the participants.
After having made a fire, ask the participants to stay in their places in the most comfortable position they find (eg lying down, sitting, kneeling etc). Around the campfire.
Explain to the participants that they will take a short break to think and reflect, after the reading that you will do.
Ask them to listen carefully and read Exodus 13:21-22 aloud.
Reflect with them
While the people of Israel were wandering around the desert for years, God was always present with them.
Every day, when the sun rose and the heat became unbearable, a cloud covered the town to prevent suffering or damage from the sun. At night, when the moon and stars decorated the sky with their brightness, a column of fire surrounded the camp so that no one would suffer the extreme cold of the desert.
The fire gave the people of Israel three benefits:
The presence of God in the life of each one of the followers of Jesus is equal to that pillar of fire.
Illuminate life with the light of biblical teaching, helping to guide you and make correct decisions.
He protects you all the way, and does not allow you to become a slave again to what displeases God.
Accompany each of your steps so as not to stumble or fall into temptation and to enjoy his love at every moment.
During the years that God allows you to live, you can enjoy his love and company. He will always be by your side!
All the participants around the campfire will be able to share the teaching that experience light, heat and proximity to the fire brings to their lives, related to the reading they heard.
One by one they will make a small prayer of praise to God out loud.
End the moment with a prayer of gratitude for this time, and for what God has spoken to the hearts of the participants.
Martinez, Carolina 2021c. “The pillar of fire in the night!” Collection Of Activities To Explore Nature Ecological Theme Fire. Christian Camping International Latin America.
The activity of this stage is almost a game, simple and motivating. Create interest and anticipation for what is to come. This stage is recreational and invites participants to engage, to “get their feet wet” in God’s creation.