Hey everyone; it’s been super crazy around here with camp getting under full swing, which explains my lack of blogging for a while! So a quick update and then it’s off to bed!
Camp is going GREAT so far! Everything’s running more or less smoothly, the weather is nice (although a little more humid than I’m used to…) and the Summer Staff is AMAZING. Really. I have never loved more people more quickly than I do these guys. Covecrest will do that to you.
The thing that’s taken the most getting used to for me is this whole new “role” that I’m finding myself in during camp. It’s very different from anything that we’ve done this whole year, and it’s kind of awkward for me, but (like most other things here that are kind of hard) really good. It’s funny, because I’ve been praying lately for humility (if you ever get a chance, look up the Litany of Humility; it’s pretty solid) and to really be littlein the eyes of the world, just really serving God in the little things. And, lo and behold, he gives me tons of opportunities to try and live into that. I’m learning, very slowly, how to offer up all the little things of my day for God’s glory. And today, praise God, I had a victory!
So I was in charge of writing and directing the drama for camp this year, which was really fun at times and really frustrating at other times, especially when I felt that it was my only job–and a very small one at that–and that I wasn’t doing it very well. Tonight, though, we heard a story about a man at camp here who hadn’t been to Reconciliation in 40 years, who was moved by the drama, and decided to finally go to Reconciliation again this week.
I can go home now. Camp can basically end. One person’s life was changed, and it was through something that in the big scope of things was very small–except for the fact that it changed this man’s life ETERNALLY. That’s a big deal. I was really humbled tonight, because I was walking around, feeling useless and insignificant, while all the while, this great miracle is going on in this person’s life. It just goes to prove something that Luke (one of the Summer Staffers) said tonight true: “It only takes two minutes to change someone’s life” (OK, in this case, it was about 4 and a half, but you get the point); and that God really does move when you are doing small things with great love. Hopefully I can keep it up!
And the best part is, it’s only day 3…