4.12 Leadership Training Program student Josie Martin served as a Junior Counselor at Joy El this summer, a Christian Retreat Center in PA, and had one experience with her campers that stands out above the rest.
Two of Josie’s campers were not getting along. It was the type of conflict that was not only ruining the camp experience for the girls directly involved, but it was causing problems for the rest of the cabin. Josie knew she needed to prayerfully step in and bring about resolution. She did just that and was thankful to see the girls become friends.
Josie’s Barnabas mentor, Kendra Angle, was amazed by how Josie handled the situation. “When she told me about it later, I was incredibly impressed by her wisdom,” Kendra said. “Her campers went from arguing to holding hands.”
Josie is thankful for how the Lord worked through her and showed her what to do, but that was not the end of what the Lord was doing through the situation.
“Helping with that conflict really helped me with a conflict I was having in my own life,” Josie explained. “I observed the personality traits that were causing the conflict between the two girls. I realized that specifically, in my own life, that those are the traits causing the conflict within my own friendship.”
Josie continued, “The Lord showed me that I need to do what I told my camper to do. My situation is not completely solved yet, but it has definitely started improving.”
Please pray for Josie and other 4.12 Leadership Training Program students as they minister to campers through retreats this fall. For more information about the 4.12 Leadership Training Program, visit here. For information about upcoming retreats, visit here.