Campers are learning their identity–You can too

By Bailey Wagner, High Adventure Coordinator/Senior Counselor This past week at camp I learned a lot from middle school/high school age kids.  The first thing I learned is how much society has affected the way these young adults think. It wasn’t uncommon to see or hear girls and guys talking negatively about their bodies or…

Joy El Summer Staff Serve Counter-Culturally

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  Not only have I observed, but guest after guest this summer has commented on the exceptional Christ-like servant attitude of the 4.12 and summer staff members. Praise God! An interview with David Brooks  (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/june/david-brooks-we-need-to-start-talking-about-sin-and-righteo.html) in the June issue of Christianity Today revealed, “We’ve encouraged generations to think highly of…

Last Night in Our Living Room

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  Last night we were sitting in our family room when we received some special encouragement. Stephanie and I had invited three summer staff members to our home for supper and conversation.   The time with these young people was encouraging in itself, but then a text came from Jeanette who…