A quick note to let you all know we’ve made to camp & had a wonderful first day!! We pushed hard last night & were all ready to go this am. It was all worth it to experience the joy & relationship building riding the bus (3-4 hour drive), arriving at this beautiful camp (the bus didn’t get stuck until after it dropped us off this year!), splitting into our small groups, playing games and having a successful evening session & small groups (it sounds like some were even quite vulnerable, especially for night #1). The team and campers are now all cozied into their cabin rooms, resting for an eventful Day 2 to come. We will have a student blog with more stories from Day 1 available sometime tomorrow!
The team is doing great – healthy, strong, willing! Please continue to pray. As leaders of this camp, we’ve been challenged to carpe diem (seize the day) and lead with energy and passion (“pace of the leader, pace of the team”). In order to lead with this kind of intentionality, we need to rely not on our own strength but on the Holy Spirit to work through us. Please pray that we allow God to do it His way and trust in Him for the fruits of this camp.
So thankful for the support & prayers of all of you.
-Lief & the team
PS: I’ll post some pics from my phone again. We would like to upload pics from team camera sometime soon (may not be able to before end of camp), so there is a greater selection of our team & campers vs just what the pictures I take near me! Thanks for understanding. Gotta hit the hay! Big day coming.