Sunday, July 22, 2007


I was a cabin leader at senior high camp at Trinity Pines in June.  It was a new experience, and I didn’t feel particularly confident walking into it.  But I had a great group of girls.  They were responsible about being where they needed to be, when they needed to be there, so I was able to focus a lot more on getting to know them rather than always working to corral them.  And I enjoyed every last one of them.


As I headed up to Cascade for camp, I had a sense of purpose.  I was not there simply to keep some teenagers out of trouble during five days away from home, but to love them, and to talk with them, and to listen to them, and to pray for them.


It was fun this past week to hear from a couple of “my” camp girls.  So often we move through life, encountering people and being part of individual moments, but only for a very short time.  It is a privilege to hear again later how God continues to work in their lives.