During one of the last weeks of camp, I had the pleasure of meeting a child that had been adopted from Africa. From the moment I met her, we bonded instantly. She would repeatedly tell me that I was her best friend and would never let me go until she had to leave and go with her counselors. Since I lead morning recreation, I don’t usually get to share the gospel during morning activities, however on the last camp of this camp, she began asking me questions about Jesus and what is means to be saved. Later that night, she decided to ask Jesus into her heart and be saved. I am so glad that God was able to use me in a way that He never has before. I will never forget the joy she brought to me and everyone else at camp that week.
My favorite moment was in the second week of camp with a small church group. Five boys came with the church that week. I was able to spend a lot of time getting to know the boys. I was so excited, because on Thursday night, two of the children made decisions to follow Christ. On the last day of camp, all of the five boys couldn’t stop saying how excited they were for next summer.
The best moment of the summer 2014 for me was week 3, I got really close to my church that week. The kids were awesome! Every time I saw them, they would be like, “Hey, Anna!” or give me a hug. Several of the kids said ‘Yes’ to Jesus that week and it felt awesome to know that I might have had a small part in their decision to become a child of Christ. I hope I touched some of their lives because I know they touched mine.
The best moment of the summer for me was the opportunity I had to work with the Day Camp. (During our Youth Mission Week, we host a Day Camp Tuesday-Thursday for Kindergarten- Second grade children.) As the staff coordinator, I do not get the chance to interact with the campers as much as I would like. Therefore, being the Day Camp Director, I had the opportunity to spend time with the campers and share my life with them. This chance really blessed my heart because I fulfilled part of my calling in my life to minister to children and youth. The best part of Day Camp was seeing John, who was in second grade; understand more about the gospel of Jesus Christ as he experienced God at SMBC.