Then: I was on 2008 Session 2 Covecrest Summer staff.
Now: Right now, I am in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and I serve as (ex officiate) prayer/worship leader at College of Charleston’s Catholic Student Association. Every day I find new challenges, but this is definitely where he’s leading me. I didn’t join the Navy for money, or for school, or because my parents made me; It was my choice which God led me to. Praise Him for everything!
Was it worth it? Would you do it again? I would do it if God called me to it again, because God destroooyyyed me and made me new every day at Covecrest, so yes, it was completely worth it.
Do you keep in touch? I try to keep in touch with everyone, it’s tough with differing schedules, but each person I served with on summer staff. I could walk up to them at this moment, open my heart to them, I would love to just be with them, because they are my brothers and sisters whom I grew so close to, and because of the common bond of the Summer Staff, and Christ in the Eucharist.
Why should a college student become a summer missionary at a Life Teen camp? A college student should apply, well… not only to just do something for your summer that would be fun, but to do something to your summer that not only changes your life (for the better) but changes hundreds (even thousands) of lives to the TRUTH. It’s not volunteering for CCD or Vacation Bible School, this is something of a lot more dedication and motivation, because you live it every day for a month. You live, you sleep, you EAT Jesus every day. That is nearly true Life and to experience it for the first time (at least it was for the first time in my life I’ve lived like that for that long) cannot be expressed in words, only in a huge change in my heart, which will stick with me for the rest of my life.