Last week, I got the opportunity to head down south to Jasper, Georgia for YoungLife camp with 100 other people from my high school. Ready to have some fun, I was also skeptical because I didn't know if my second time at camp would be as fun as the first. My first camp trip was mesmerizing; I loved all of the surprises and the camp speaker was amazing. But this time around, my perspective changed. I'm not sure if it was because the weather was beautiful every day, we were down in the South, or because the worship team was some of the best worship I've ever experienced in my life.
But I do know that when it came to meal time, I wasn't just excited about the delicious food. I was looking forward to all of the great conversation that followed a great meal and the people around me that I got to share breakfast, lunch and dinner with everyday. From Big Cookies to breakfast in bed, you can probably assume that this is not normal camp food. It's prepared and served to us by YoungLife's Work Crew and Summer Staff, high school and college students who want to serve others so they can have the best week of their lives and can experience a relationship with Christ.
My week at camp involved God telling me that it is my turn to be the leader and show younger people what following Christ looks like. I could not have formed relationships or talked to people if it weren't for the wonderful meals we got to share daily for the whole week. The excitement and joy that came with every meal is something we don't always feel back home. For some people, mealtime in their homes can be lonely or end in argument. I am fortunate enough to have a family that continues to sit down at least once a day for a meal and take part in the communion we share.
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