Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,
serving the Lord. (NIV)
She spoke about the families that had come to camp that week and about how they had included her in their story. She talked about one man standing up at the end of the week and talking directly to the work crew staff. He challenged them to go home changed...even if they were going home alone without the support of another Young Life member! She talked about how she was going to have to come home and have some hard conversations with some of her friends. She sounded confident, light, and full of expectation. She said I have prayed to and heard from God more this week than I have in my entire lifetime....and this place...it is just so beautiful! No wonder she sounded so great!
After about 15 minutes of listening to her talk, I got out my phone and started recording her voice. I couldn't help it. I just wanted to be able to listen to the joy in her voice over and over again. She was radiant... shining right through the cell phone!
It was just as we had expected. We knew that God would not have called her to Trail West to leave her there in despair, alone, without friends. He just needed to get her attention. To show her that He was enough. She was soaring. Every week she called at the same time. She talked for an hour each time...almost non-stop. She told us everything. She even said, "I wish you all could come! You would love it here!" She wrote us letters that we will save forever, heartfelt and kind and full of encouragement. We were noticing....she was coming alive!
As one week turned into four, we could not wait to see her. We made plans to pick her up from the airport in the wee hours of the morning and head directly to IHOP so we could enjoy her homecoming! And that is exactly what we did!
This is the welcome video from the first week she was there! Oh to be one of those camper families!
Linking up again with alphabe-Thursday! The letter is Z...for ZEAL!
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