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 has served as a camp nurse. She wrote:
I wanted to share this picture with you. I work with a lady whose 2 boys came up to day camp last week. She was telling me that her boys came home from camp with Bibles. Her 6-year-old son said that he was going to read a little bit of his Bible every day. She then found him fast asleep with his Bible. I thought you guys up at camp would like to see the impact you are making on kids’ lives.
I asked Sam if he knew the camper (because he was a day camp counselor last week). He immediately recognized his picture and exclaimed, “He was my camper.” He was visibly moved as he saw the impact he had on this boy during his time at camp—quickly pointing out that it was God who had worked through him. Sam did not want to take credit himself in any way.
I thanked her for sharing this encouragement and she replied, “You are quite welcome. I might not be able to be up at camp serving due to my work schedule, but I can still see what God is doing.”
And together we thanked God for what He is doing!