Monday, May 31, 2010

Camp Starts Today!

Okay, so today is the first day of the rest of the summer...and I am super excited! In about an hour students will start showing up and the fun will begin! I know the Lord will move this week, because He promises that where two or more are gathered, there He will be also. But I don't have much time to blog, hopefully I'll have time later, so OT '10, HERE WE GO!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Student Life 2010

So, as many of you know, I will be working for Student Life Ministries this summer. We will be traveling over most of the U.S. hosting camps and conferences for youth, hoping to help students know God by His word. I knew Student Life was special, but I never realized how unique an organization like this is. I know God is going to change my life this summer.

First off, the people I work with are phenomenal. They are true servants of the Most High, and they just lift me up and give me hope for this world every day. I can tell that my team (Orange Team '10!) is going to be a team of encouragement and strength. I know that on my worst days I can lean on them to direct me to the One who will sustain me no matter what. We've been sharing our "YOU"s lately, which are fifteen minute presentations about our lives, and my team's testimonies and stories truly excite me about what I will learn from them this summer. The girls are so wonderful, and I can see many of us becoming really close, and the guys are men of character and have such a passion for the Lord-which in my opinion is very rare in this world today. And not to mention we won staff rec yesterday! I'm not saying this boastfully, but just to mention that even when we were losing, my team was still patting each other on the back. Basically, my team rocks.

This morning God rocked my world by showing me how ungrateful I am, and how wonderful He is. We had our LDP (Leadership Development Program) team member from Kenya, David, share his testimony this morning. He spoke about his life growing up and my heart just broke. Thankfully, Christ used Compassion Ministries to reach David and draw him to Himself. Christ was David's EVERYTHING. He had nothing, but Christ. And Christ was enough.

Man, I don't know if I could say that. Yeah, I could say it, but would it be true? I recently saw John Piper's video, The Prosperity Gospel, which speaks about this, and my life has been challenged ever since. So basically this summer is going to very interesting to say the least, but I can not wait to see what the Lord has planned! One of our production staff quotes is..."Striving for excellence, because we serve an excellent God," so I just pray that we would be good stewards of the Gospel and keep in mind that it's not about us.

Less of me, more of You.