"Well, I don't really know how to start. On Monday, I met this one girl that looked like she needed a friend, I wouldn't say that's God working in MY life necessarily, but in hers. My mom always says I'm good at making strangers my friends, I think God gave me that quality so I can impact other people's lives. On Tuesday, I can’t really say anything big happened, He didn't really do or say anything to me that day. Wednesday, lol this is gonna sound cheesy but he gave me the courage to pick up a dead fish! Thursday; this is the big one, faith night, my favorite night of camp every year. That's what I ALWAYS look forward to. Right when we started worshiping, I broke down. I didn't know why at first, but when we started singing "we are", I could feel Gods hands on my shoulders. He was trying to tell me something, I didn't know what but I could feel it. So I first went to two different counselors. To just cry with one, and for the other to pray over me, and God impacted me through that night. They changed my life. I think that's what God was aiming for, because my dad and I don't have the best relationship, so he gave me a man to look up to at camp, and I have kept in touch with the other counselor since the first day I met her two years ago. I tell her everything, like a sister. God gave me both of them for some crazy reason that only He knows about, but I thank Him for it. And lastly, Friday, I didn't mess up one word or dance move when I was in the very front! God impacted my life in many ways over camp, there's my story!"
"Going into High School camp 2012 I was lead by my previous understanding of last summer, although, as soon as I stepped through the doors of Linder I could feel something was different. I was more excited than ever to be there. The Lord works in so many incredible ways. My camp experience was truly a blessed one and one that I cannot get over. I felt ashamed during devotions and praise time because I knew that in the past year I lost my way so many times. I tried to stay on track with the Lord yet it failed more often than not. I was insecure, lost and headed to being someone I'm not. It seemed though, that it didn’t even matter. I was showered on with new understandings. God was working through me this week to let me know that he still had my back. He taught me about faith, love, community and the power of prayer, shining a light through the most amazing team of counselors I could have ever asked for! The empowerment and friendships that taught me and brought me so much needed confidence and love were so blatantly present, I couldn’t have asked for more. Each memory from camp will never be forgotten and I strongly believe He placed upon me friendships that will last forever. I know going out into the world each and every day will be a struggle, I will sin and I will not always remember to look to God; but from one short week I now will keep the notions in my head that we NEVER walk alone, that no matter how many times I lose my way, God will ALWAYS be there when I return. And also that I need to pray, follow his path, trust him and praise him for he is the one who will get me through each and every day.
If you've never been to High School camp, change that. It is the most blessed and rewarding experience. All I can honestly say is, Thank You God."