I have now completed two full weeks at camp and am exhausted.
Last night during the campers last chapel of the week there was this moment. You know the moments when you just know God is in the room. It was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes.
The pastor who spoke for the week had finished talking about his son Ben who passed away last August. It was touching because though I never met Ben I new his brother from camp and and worked with him for two summers. Also The Teenager had been receiving weekly emails on Ben's progress through out the year of his illness. Ben and his family have been in my prayers for a long time. And it was nice to meet more of the family. Anyway this weeks camp theme was Hero's and the Pastor spent much time talking about everyday hero's and hero's in the bible as well as what we know about heaven.
Last night he again talked about heaven and then he played a video of his son Ben telling his church family his testimony and I guess in a way saying goodbye. As Ben died ten days later.
After the video is was quite and then Jacob (Ben's brother) started playing his guitar and sing. As he sang one of the younger campers got up and just started to dance. It appeared like she was floating around the front of the group. She was totally oblivious to the staff and campers watching her. She was just filled with joy of the Lord and the music moved her. It was one of the most beautiful moments I have witnessed in a long time.
It is these moments that make the long days and exhaustion worth it. To have a chance to watch the staff (teenagers themselves) share there love of the lord and influence these children.
God is Good