Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camp with Jesus!!

This year was awesome! Not only did I see the growth in my kids over this last year, but also in me!! We were all willing to take on new challenges and face our fears head on!!  We supported each other!! We cheered each other on!! We talked about some things we should have done, which means we set goals for next year! We laughed a lot and shed a few tears!! 

I'm so proud of all of our Campers! I hope they know how much they accomplished and that it's okay to celebrate themselves!!!

I can honestly say that we had lots and lots of fun!! Yes we were tired and worn out, but we were so excited! There was much to see and do and there was time to share the goodness of God!  God is awesome and He was there with us every single day!!  We danced, we sang, we praised His name!! From the rainy days to days filled with blue skies and sunshine, He was there!  We were happy and grateful to be there with Him.
Every night we had time to praise and worship God.  Our Pastor was there to share God's word with us.  We had several kids accept Jesus into their hearts for the very first time.  There were some who rededicated their lives to Him.  I cannot express in words how much this touched our hearts!!

Many of us know how much we need Him in our lives.  We know that without Him, we are nothing and we want to see everyone come to know Christ.  We love our kids and want the very best for them.  So when they accept Jesus, His goodness, His grace and mercy, we know what that really means for them.  It means everything!!

One of my favorite days was riding in the canoe, drifting along watching the water shift back and forth, taking in all the beauty of God's earth!  I felt the sun on my face and the wind in my hair.  I felt the peace of God.  It's so easy to get caught up in life and never take the time to just rest in His presence on His earth.  There's just something about being at Camp with Jesus that makes me want to go again and again :-)

                                                                                                             Jennifer Edwards