Camp came... and went.
|Child Evangelism class|
|RC Airplanes class|
|Digital Photography class|
|Health Evangelism class|
|A few spare minutes...|
|Unit sharing - each person shares from their devotions|
|Second week campfire|
|Fishers of Men unit|
|One of those who caught the fire :)|
|Sabbath afternoon outreach - Health Evangelism class|
Even though I was sequestered away up in my little office on the hill for most of camp, I had a few special opportunities to spend time with campers during the space of two weeks. Choir practice afforded me a spot next to a camper who made a very special decision by the end of the week (see her counselor's post here). Two nights as a relief counselor put me in the youngest girls' unit one night and the oldest unit the next - very different! One Friday afternoon I spent some time with the RC Airplanes class. With each wedge into the camp experience, I was able to spend quality time with individuals who were willing to talk and share their heart. It was so special!
Only three nights ago, I sat on a log bench and listened to teen after teen share how much Christ meant to them, how they had been changed because of camp, and how they were going to live their lives differently than before. More than one made a public 100% commitment to Christ - and I could tell they were serious.
Just imagine how quickly God's work could get done with consecrated young people like these sharing with everyone they know! Life is tough, and there are obstacles to overcome. But with God's strength, these youth can go anywhere and do anything for Him! I can't wait to see the way He leads their lives. :)
"With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world! How soon might the end come—the end of suffering and sorrow and sin!"*
*Education, page 272
Photos by Jonathan Hill.