I'm a camp girl at heart.
This camp is extremely dear to me. When I think about every good memory from growing up, I think about this place. This place I'm referring to is camp. Camp Tadmor to be exact. Camp is where I met some of my best friends, fell in "love" [more like infatuation] for the first time, conquered my fear of heights thanks to the giant swing, got a camp name [Kicks], and most importantly experienced God and grew in my walk with Christ each and every summer. My roots and foundation in my faith were planted here... This is where I took the step in dedicating my life to Christ, and declaring that He is Lord over my life forever. When you're at camp, nothing else in the world matters. You don't think about material things, what you will eat or what you will wear [Matthew 6 v. 25-34]... Because when you're up in the mountains, you realize that those things don't matter, and you trust that the Lord will always provide. It's so refreshing. God's peace is alive and flourishes. There's just something about being in God's creation, working along side other believers, and watching campers come to know Christ and surrender their lives over to Him for the first time. There's nothing more exciting.
When I visited last week, I was so overwhelmed by our upcoming move and all the changes that are about to take place. I needed to be reminded that Christ is in control, and although there is a lot of adjustments and changes, He remains the same [Hebrews 13 v. 8]. Whether I'm at camp, in Salem, or in Utah, He remains the same.
I'm not gonna lie, it was really hard for me to leave camp. But, I'm excited about this new chapter that the Lord is taking Brad and I on. And, like I said before, He remains the same. There's a new adventure He wants to take me on, and I'm ready. I'm ready to trust Him, to lean on Him, and to experience a ministry I never thought the Lord would lead me to. But, surprise! The Lord uses the weak [1 Corinthians 1 v. 27 & 2 Corinthians 12 v. 10]. When I think about this new ministry, I picture David taking on Goliath... Good thing God always wins, and David had God, so therefore, we can conquer Goliath together.
If you think of it, please be praying for this new adventure, new ministry, and new challenges Brad and I are about to embark on! Thanks, friends.