what I did this summer and why:
For the past two months I have been on top of a mountain, next to a lake, in the woods, with no a/c, water pressure, 180 screaming children every week, and spotty wifi.
Because it changed my life as a child. I worked at a summer camp that though small, has played a key part in my life.
I spent the whole summer wiping down 4-5 tables [where 8 people sit] three times a day. Cleaning bathrooms, windows, serving food, mopping, cleaning out refrigerators. We’re basically the kitchen slaves of camp. [i did get paid but not much]
There’s something different about being around 70 like-minded, Jesus-loving, Chaco -wearing, kavu-carrying, eno-hanging, people, all close to my age.
I’m so thankful for the time I spent on top of that mountain, and already missing the staff I worked with.
I’m much more diligent in my daily devotions and my desire to grow closer to The Lord.
Some of them know me better than some of my friends back home. They welcomed me with open arms and smiles.
I can’t wait for next summer.