Student life camp was great this year! It was great to go to Lookout Mountain and enjoy the amazing view of I hear, 6 states! The students really grew closer together and there were a couple that gave their life to Christ! God really showed me this year that there are students who are truly seeking after God. The media portrays youth of today as being only selfish, but I was able to see a loving community form in the youth group. Many shared burdens and my eyes were opened wide to the reality of the pain that many had been through. It was great to get to know the 53 people that went to camp! One of the highlights of the trip for me was going hiking...I was trying to catch up to some of the students, but I could not find them on the trails. It was hard to find the path, but as I walked through the woods up and down, all I could hear was the wind through the trees. I spent that hour of free time just listening to God. I was blown away at how the trees, mountains, birds declare how amazing God is and how small I truly am. It was a great retreat for me during camp that I didn't expect to experience. To say the least, I saw Jesus through watching the students love and care for each other. That truly is at the heart of why I do student ministry.
Here's a couple pics of students at camp and the view: