One of the things I appreciate most about the summer is its impact on our relationship with God. The campers and counselors consistently put “my faith in God” at a top comment in their end-of-summer surveys and it is often a topic in their end-of-summer DMCs. The Love of God, the presence of The Holy Spirit, and the reality of Jesus are tangible aspects of our time at camp. Our faith grows in this environment. The kind of faith that a child has… the kind of faith that we older Christians should have. It is refreshing and it is good.
There are some things about camp that I think are worthy of note:
Our circumstances are the one thing that is impossible to convey with a link. They fall into that “if you weren’t here, you can’t understand” category.
All of these are simple things… and simplicity works to build a simple faith (at least that is true for me). I think camp is about the most perfect place in the world sometimes. Can’t believe it is already Friday.
This last weekend is upon us, and some of you will likely be traveling ( getting on the road early, making a little vacation out of the pickup on Thursday next week). You might just take this last weekend of “alone time” to disconnect from the daily blog reading. The number of readers drops off this time of the summer, so I feel I am writing to more than just parents and alums… I am also writing to our Main campers who will soon be reading each of the blogs from the summer.
They do this as early as Thursday (on their phones in the airport or in the car on a long drive home… often that first night at home, in their home curled under a blanket feeling “camp sick”). To you girls I write this blog with the encouragement to keep growing in your simple faith. A faith that rests in the goodness of God and puts a smile on your face and good cheer in your heart. It’s a Great Day.
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