7.28.2014

Did I Mention . . . ? [V.2]

Remember that one time that I didn't really mention the fact that I was headed to Europe until a few days before I hopped on the plane? 

Well, I just pulled out the suitcase again.  

The destination this time is nowhere close to being as glamorous as Europe.  No air travel is required either.  In fact, tomorrow I'll be loaded onto a school bus for a few hours packed full of hyped up kids excited for a week at summer camp.

You're jealous, I can feel it.  

Despite how awful I just made that sound, I am actually extremely excited. The two weeks I will be at camp will be full of hard work, sweat, laughter, new friends, and drawing nearer to God. 

The first week that I'm there, could be classified as volunteer slave labor.  I'll be working my tail off cleaning kitchens, washing dishes, scrubbing toilets and restricting the junior campers' candy flow (the most daunting of them all!).  I had the opportunity to experience this last year, and let me tell you, it's hard work! However, I'm headed back again, so obviously it's not unbearable.  In fact, I'd call it enjoyable.  

Being completely surrounded by godly people in God's great creation doing work to serve my Heavenly Father has everything to do with my wanting to return.  


After my seven days as a servant are over, I magically transform into a camper! High school week at camp is seriously the highlight of my summer! (My parents were concerned with me being gone from home too much this summer between Europe and camp and I was honestly ready to give up Europe, no joke.)

Not my picture. 
I am a little nervous because I've never gone to camp without one of my best friends.  However, this year she was placed on the wait list to work (yes, there is a wait list to be able to scrub toilets! That's how amazing of an opportunity this is.) and never ended up being able to get in.  She will join me for the second week when we camp, but I am going in for a week without knowing nearly anyone.  

At first, I decided to not do the working week, but then I really felt like God wanted me to take a chance and trust Him.  So, here I go! I'm excited to learn more about God and can't wait to see what He does with my life these next two weeks!

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
 ~ Colossians 3:23-24


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