When I first came to Camp Solgohachia, I was nervous but excited because I had a job at a Christian camp where I could dwell in God’s presence and show kids what real happiness feels and looks like. I had never been in charge of kids before and I was made Chief my very first week.
I was nervous, but I knew if I just trusted Jesus he would lead me. Sooner or later, something I thought I would never do was almost second nature. I always knew that you could do anything with God but that summer was when God personally taught me that lesson.
God showed me how to talk to him and I never actually put it to words because no one ever told me how. I heard Brandon talk about it, and it was at that moment I knew that this is where I needed to be and that something great was going to happen. I always wanted more friends that loved Jesus as much as me. With the exception of one friend, it pretty much seemed like I was alone.
God answered my prayers and showed me more about the Kingdom. I was a little culture shocked because everyone at camp is so transparent and trusts each other so much. Dwelling in the Kingdom culture where everyone is focused on the same goal, to love others in a Godly way, was so encouraging. Leaving was sad but I felt like I got a taste of heaven and I want to keep fighting for it in daily life.
Everyone learns something special, and one of the reasons I love this great Christian camp in Arkansas is that Camp Solgohachia always has something awesome going on. Even when you not sure of what awesome. It could be a kid giving their life to God or us planting a seed and the kid could bloom when he or she leaves.
That is what I look forward to this summer. I love it when Jesus speaks through the kids. Sometimes you think kids can be so fragile, but I have had campers that are strong and knowledgeable.
One of my campers reminded me of myself. She was silly but she yearned to know more about God. She prayed for me during Round-Up and I sensed the Lord impressing on my heart that this girl is a warrior and she is going to do great things. It was so encouraging and fantastic. This one girl reminded me how strong and faithful I was when I was a kid.
Now I want to be more like I was when I was a kid but with the knowledge I have now. Camp is something that makes God smile. I simply want to be a part of it.