By Nate Marshall, Director of the 4.12 Leadership Training Program
This summer God has been doing some great things at Joy El, a Christian camps in Pennsylvania! God has been transforming the lives of the staff and 4.12 Leadership Training Students that have served here as well.
During the summer months, I get to invest and equip part of the Summer Leadership Team (SLT). One of the members is the Male Junior Staff Coordinator, Luke, who mentors and equips the male 4.12 students serving.
One particular week, one of the male junior counselors, *Jake was teaching his campers how to do personal devotion times. Like many younger campers, they had a hard time focusing, didn’t want to listen, or didn’t seem to care about the Word.
Jake was starting to feel really defeated and was really wondering if what he was doing was really even making an impact on these campers.
One particular morning was pretty discouraging for him. However, a couple hours after that time, one of the boys in Jake’s cabin came up to him and said, “This morning’s devotion really spoke to me. I think I want to start a relationship with Jesus.” Jake was taken aback. He took that opportunity to help that camper begin a relationship with Jesus!
When recounting the morning’s events with Luke, Jake shared that “this was the first time I really felt God speaking through me.
This summer God has been using the 4.12 students to further God’s kingdom and helping campers further or begin their walks with Jesus at Christian retreats in PA through the 4.12 Program.
*Name has been changed.
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Joy El Camps and Retreats, is a Christian Camps in PA, we offer Christian camps and retreats year-round in PA and we are a retreats centers in PA since 1974. Our focus on making disciples is seen in Bible Adventure and the 4.12 Leadership Training Program