I have finished my first summer camp at the Spencer Perkins Center. Today’s closing celebration was well worth all that had to be endured throughout the summer. The labor of work was displayed and all were happy.
A learning experience is truly what my time here has been. I have always extended myself, but now I see how that isn’t always a good thing. Now I have thoughts of “what could have been”, but nevertheless I believe the relationships that was developed with my students was beneficial. They pushed me in more ways than a few and those challenges were good. Of course, I can say that now that I’m reflecting but at the times they were happening I didn’t appreciate them at all.
My favorite time every week was sharing and discussing God’s Holy Word to the LITs (Leaders in Training…High School Students). I’ve worked with high school aged youth for quite some time now, but I don’t recall a time when I was with a co-ed group talking about God’s Word. I discovered a new passion. As I’m thinking about this upcoming school year and the many things and commitments already on my agenda, I really want to keep connected with these young folks. It can’t be just a summer thing. Accountability for us all is needed. Pray for us.
If you received my blog via letter mail last month, you know that I went to Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in North Carolina at Black Mountain in late June. Again, I had a great time in the Lord. There’s something about being away from the “normal” and shutting off your phone just to be with God and His beautiful creation. Just thinking about it makes me more joyful as I type this blog. I love God and I love discovering His truths in His Word. In our last High School Hub class today, we read 2 Peter 1:1-11, Romans 5:1-11, James 1:2-18, and Galatians 5:16-26. Read these passages of scripture and journal what you learn and what God reveals to you. We learned that as Christians we can’t produce good fruit without God (John 15:1-17) and that God isn’t a genie (Matthew 6:33).
Today was a great day! Thank you Father!