Saturday, June 22, 2013

I always think it's for the kids

I'm back from a week at youth camp. 
I have realized that even though I leave for a youth camp thinking it is all about the kids I come home knowing God put me there for a reason.


The chance to watch all those kids get closer to each other, watch them worship and really minister to each other, watching my own kids grow in their faith is a privilege every time I go.

I always question my girls to make sure they want me there.  I have been involved with their children's groups and their youth groups and don't want to be there if they need some space.
 

It was funny how little I saw my own kids or really interacted with them at camp this year. 
 
 


And as usual, I came away knowing God had put me there for my growth and not just to help.
Getting to know other leaders (this year I wasn't the only leader above 25) was truly a gift. 

And I mean really getting to know their hearts, see their passion for Christ and their love for those kids.
Laughing and laughing and laughing.


Staying up way too late.















Bonding over coffee with the other coffee lovers in the group.
The worship was just for me I'm convinced. 
 I can't get this song out of my head.  I needed to be reminded I guess...
 
Your plans are still to prosper,
You have not forgotten us
You're with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever,
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us
 
Being in Texas, we encountered a HUGE tarantula while we were there.  And of course the sign that makes me laugh every year


I won't make you look at the mascot statue and what is wrong with that.
On second thought



 

2 comments:

Mary Bergfeld said...

How nice that you too were able to find new friends. It sounds like a wonderful week. I hope you week goes well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Melissa@Pink Paper Peppermints said...

That sounds like so much fun! Another thing we have in common, you would find me huddled around the coffee maker too! ha!

Melissa~

PS the statue is hilarious!