Over the past couple weeks I have spent a great deal of time at camp as many of you know. It has been an incredible experience for me. I believe the students and other adults involved in these camps were truly blessed as well. The biggest thing I took away from my time at camp is to make sure that I take advantage of every opportunity I have when it comes to ministering to other people. It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with students, adults or young children. We need to be proactive with our faith.
June 14th-16th my wife headed up a Mother/Daughter Camp. We had 117 campers and it was a great experience. It didn’t hurt that we had Jamie Grace
kicking off our event with a concert and as part of the concert Jamie’s mom, Mona Harper, spoke to the mothers and daughters. At this camp Mothers and daughters were able to enjoy time with each other, and hopefully begin some habits of talking, praying, and reading the Bible together. This Mother/Daughter relationship is so important when it comes to raising up a God Girl! We of course had a great deal of fun and food mixed in to create a memory that hopefully won’t soon be forgotten.
This past week on June 17th-22nd we attended Middle School Camp. We had 128 campers at this event, and I must tell you it was one of the best weeks of camp I have ever been too. We of course had a special concert from Icon for Hire
. If you haven’t checked them out yet, then you need too. Seriously though we had 27 students make first time decisions for Christ! That is incredible. It was amazing to see what God was doing in the lives of these students. Many students already had the idea that they wanted to make a decision, but they had questions that they wanted answers to. From day one of this camp these conversations began, and clarity was found for many of these students. I pray for each of them that this life changing decision is one that they take seriously. God has moved in them and now they need to trust Him with everything.
Middle School students are a great gift from God! They can be quirky and stinky at times, but they can also be some of the most understanding and insightful people you could ever spend time with. I would encourage you to invest some time with a middle school student today.