Friday, June 11, 2010

"he could be having a picnic..."

I feel like I have been sucked into a time warp of laughter, love, fellowship, hard work, late nights, early mornings, long drives, and fun. In other words, I'm in camp world now. And I love it. It is so nice to be away from the "real world".

This post begins my journey of serving with CentriKid Camps this summer. My team is CentriKid 5, and I'm not quite sure how I could love them any more than I do now. God really had His hand in this team; everyone is easy-going, down to earth, and on fire for the Lord. Not to mention they make me laugh at least 100 times an hour. Every single person on this team has a spot inside my heart now.

We had training week in Jackson, MS at Millsaps College. With two other CentriKid teams, we worked hard to learn exactly how to make camp happen.

But right now I am writing this from Lake Yale Conference Center in Leesburg, Florida, in the good company of two of my wonderful team mates. Camp begins on Monday morning. We arrived around 2:30 am on Friday morning and went straight to work after a few hours of much needed sleep. Although there is much left to do, we worked hard today by unloading our two Ryder trucks and setting up the auditorium and doing inventory.

When I sit back and look at the past five days, it is hard for me to believe that not even a week has passed. I feel like I have known my team my whole life. I am truly in a place in my life that I have never been before. I know that after this summer, my life will never be the same.

I would like to share a moment that really fed my soul this week. During our staff worship at training week, we sang "In Christ Alone". There were 80ish college-aged CentriKid staffers singing passionately to God; I was floored by the beauty of that moment.

I am blessed beyond what I deserve. I also have a load of clothes in the dryer, so I must bid farewell for now. Goodnight world :)

1 comment:

  1. So you have no idea who I am. But as I sit here tonight, not knowing what to do as I wonder what my 9 year old is doing at Lake Yale tonight...I googled centrikids Lake Yale and your blog came up.
    I find comfort in hearing your story about how many staffers are there that truly love the Lord and will be taking care of my precious girl this week. You will be in my prayers this week and through the summer. I spent my college summers working at Ridgecrest in North Carolina. They were amazing, life changing years. Take care of my baby this week (I miss so much already)...ok, you don't know which is just take good care of them all and have fun! :)