Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I don't know what I mentioned before my last few posts, but I have been working at a camp this summer. This camp is called CentriFuge. It's a child company/camp of the company LifeWay. In the past, I've gone to summer camps as a camper and as a sponsor, but never have I been on this side of camp. I'm on staff at this camp, and I've been leading Bible studies for the past six weeks and teaching track times. Track times are little classes/tracks offered in the afternoons. I've been teaching For Girls Only and Creative Painting.

I've never been so blessed and so humbled in all my life. I've been to South Asia twice, and I've seen that heartache and brokenness, physically and spiritually. But never have I seen such heartache and brokenness here in the United States. I've seen campers with broken homes, broken lives, hopelessness, lostness, and so much more. I've been raised in a solid, Christian home my entire life. My parents have been married for over 29 years. Every member of my immediate family is a Christian. I've never been abused, deeply hurt, forgotten, abandoned or anything. And then I come here, in the same country I've lived in my whole life, and encounter students who have no idea who Jesus is and have never been told that Jesus loves them. These students have faced obstacles and challenges that I will never face. I have been truly humbled and blessed to work with this camp this summer.

I signed up for this last fall thinking it would just be a job that would get me through the summer. I had no idea my life would be so changed and so shaken up. After this summer, I can't imagine my life without some sort of ministry being a part of it. I don't know what that looks like, but I know in the Lord's timing that he will show me. If I've learned anything this summer, it's that I can trust the Lord with everything, absolutely everything.