Today was our opening day of SpringHill summer camp. Camp opened for our overnight camp in Michigan followed by opening days on Monday in three day camp locations, Brookside Community Church in Dyer, IN, Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton, IN and River Oaks Community Church in Goshen, IN.
My day started with the opportunity to speak to our summer staff at staff worship. I shared about “God as Our Personal Revealer” focusing on His primary way of revealing Himself through Scripture based on James 1:22-25. I provide three challenges to our staff. First to read all of Scripture, secondly to believe in faith that it is God’s Word and finally to live it out, to obey what it says. By the way if you have never been to one of our staff worships either in Michigan or Indiana you need to attend if you are in the area of either. Sunday’s throughout the summer at 10:00 am.
Following staff worship Todd Leinberger, our Michigan VP and Camp Director, Kayla Kiley our Michigan Communication Coordinator and myself had lunch with Rick and Dawn Northrup, parents of one of our now more famous campers Colin (story to follow later this summer). During lunch we were all able to share stories about Colin and how God has used him to make a difference in the lives of many, many people. Frankly, lunch was one of those times when I am reminded of the incredible privilege to do what I do. These folks are great people and their son is being used by God to make a difference in the lives of others.
Finally I was part of greeting campers and parents. What a day. Lots of new campers. Staff was very fired up, each area having created its own song to great campers and their parents. Having kids at camp is why we exist at SpringHill. It really is the essence of our being and the calling God has given us.
Summer camp is finally here and the universe now seems to be in balance.