Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Today is my second full day in the office, and I had forgotten how stinking funny it is to work with the people here at camp. I am enjoying transitioning back into the camp life and into the American life. It is incredible to see the vision and mission of SpringHill being lived out through the leadership here. I am constantly overwhelmed by the love and care that they put into everything that they do here, I so excited to see what happens in and through me this summer. I know that God is going to do BIG things. I am going home for this weekend to get a chance to spend more quality time with my family, and I cannot wait. Although it was great to see them last week, it was such a short amount of time and this weekend will be more relaxed and chill. I am praying that I will get some much needed sleep this weekend, and also get a chance to talk to my family more about my trip! God is GOOD and his peace is overwhelming.
Friday, May 22, 2009
So, Ive been at camp for over 24 hours now, and we are preparing for close to 1,000 people to show up for our family camp this weekend. It has been SO great to see friends from camp and get a chance to catch up with them, I cannot express the excitement that I have for this summer and the work that God will be doing in and through our team here. For this weekend specifically, I am looking forward to lifeguarding, seeing children enjoy activities, putting on some skits, and even having some campfires! This weekend is such a rich opportunity for families and campers to get away from their normal living and have time together that is full of fun and God immersed activities. This should be a great weekend to relax, enjoy the beauty of camp, and prepare for the weeks of training ahead! This weekend I am praying that my staff and I can work together to serve the families here at camp and that we can be an affective witness of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
After spending nearly 4 months in Ecuador, I have returned. After countless screams, hugs, laughter and wash cycles in the washing machine, I am beginning to feel at home! What a release of emotions it has been leaving my family in Ecuador and returning to my friends and family here in the States. Still trying to deal with the adjustments, I am packing and preparing to leave for SpringHill Camps in the morning. In the short time that I have had with my family and friends, I have found a sense of peace and relief. It has been and incredible chance to share my story and hear others as well. God is doing BIG things throughout the world, and His people are there to witness it. As I am packing and preparing to leave, I am praying that God will give me the energy to continue to process my last semester and jump right into the summer responsibilities that I will have at SpringHill. I am so pumped to see what God has in store for this summer.