Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My first time at camp

Growing up, I am only slightly ashamed to admit that I was a momma's boy. I'm thankful for the closeness I had to my mother but I can see now that I probably missed out on some great experiences because of my timidity and need to feel safe.

One experience I never had growing up was going to a summer camp. Almost all of my friends went to camps, whether it was a church camp, a sports camp or whatever. Not me. I played baseball and golf in the summer and spent lots of time in the swimming pool. As I got older I worked all summer.

In two days I am going to my first summer camp, albeit as a leader. I am attending Nappanee Missionary Church's Senior High Camp in Vermillion, Ohio. My wife and I will serve as leaders of 5-6 senior high students for five days and four nights.

I am really excited for this trip, but also a bit nervous. It's been a long time since I've worked with students in any way, let alone in a spiritually intense atmosphere like summer camp. I've become so wrapped up in the lives of my children (the way it should be) that I wonder if I've lost touch with today's senior high students.

So, if you've got time over the next 6 days and if you think about it, would you pray for me? Pray that I'll be a tool God uses to minister to students and that I won't get in the way of that. Pray for the students that they'll be able to see God through the efforts of myself and all the other leaders.



Geoff Coke said...

You are going to be GREAT! In Him is our confidence!

I can't wait to see you and Katie back in action...

I'm so fired up!

becky said...

I'm confident that your humor and topical communication will fit right in at the highschool level. Ha! ;)
You'll be phenomenal!
We'll pray for you!