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That's where I will be next week...I love camp. God does all kinds of work on these kids hearts...(me included)...during this week. I grew up going to this camp and as a youth pastor's wife for 15 years I spent about a month out there ever summer. It's like a second home to me & my kids. Very special moments & memories are captured in my heart & mind as I pull into the camp. I will be driving a van load of kids up there. It is so hard for me to believe my girls are in Jr. high & will be there all week with me. WOW! I remember pushing them in their strollers as babies across that camp!! Ok..I might cry..so move on!
I have seen kids develop a relationship with Christ & lives changes during a week at camp. I love to watch the kids bond together as a group throughout the week. Totally connects them to the group...to the sponsors & to God. I am a huge advocate of church camp....simply because I have seen how it can change your heart. As an adult, I encourage you to go....even if you can't handle camping...YOU CAN DO IT!! You will come home changed & challenged in your spiritual walk. I know not everyone loves it like me...that's ok...we all have our passions.
So...off I go...to sleep in a bunk...eat camp food...take a shower with the masses...no sleep...no internet...no blog world...
worship with Jr. Highers...see God change lives...build relationships...a shoulder to cry on...lots of hugs..laughter...and see my girls connect to others & God.
I will miss you my blog friends, I will see you next Friday . If you have something life changing happen this week please email me & keep me in the loop so I can be praying for you. Pray for my heart, my influence, that I can get some sleep so I won't be cranky, my hubs & son back home, safety, & that God will get all the Glory for what is going to happen at camp!!