Then: Summer Staff session 2 at Covecrest this past summer at 2010!
Now: I am currently a sophomore at the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!) and keeping up the relational ministry with the community here. I am in a new major this year where I get to focus more on Spanish. It definitely feels like the area of study where God wants me to be to live into current missions and get me prepared for future ones :]
Was it worth it? Serving on Summer Staff has been the most worthwhile thing I’ve ever been able to do. Would I do it again? That’s a difficult question because Summer Staff is the best job and best possible way to spend a summer. I couldn’t think of something I’d rather be doing for six weeks. At the same time, like Sean Tye said, it would be hard not to work with the same people that became my family. Not saying that I wouldn’t be able to keep the sessions separate, just that it might be hard to do. I am definitely praying and discerning it though.
Do you keep in touch? I feel like the people I served with all have the mentality to try and keep up with each other the best that we can. Even if I don’t get to talk to some of the family as much as others I still feel very close to them because they are each significant to me. At any point there is an opportunity to talk it feels like little time has passed since we left Georgia.
Why should a college student apply to be summary missionary at camp? College is a time to discover yourself and find out what you want to do with your life, right? And cradle catholics know everything about their faith? Not entirely. Those six weeks made me realize how more fulfilling my life could be. For the first time I felt what it meant to truly give everything to God. To entirely rely on Him. How my relationship with the whole trinity wasn’t bad, but how He was calling me to get to know Him better. This was all made possible by the Christ centered community that lived at Covecrest with me and days that were set around and depended on prayer, the Mass, and a devotion to Mary and the other saints that served God before us.
I have never felt more like myself or had a better idea of who I want to be and what God wants to do with my life if I just trust He knows what He’s doing (because He does) and like Mary, say yes.