Living as a Leader

Thankfulness List – Part 5

As I finish this Thanksgiving weekend and begin preparing for work tomorrow it’s appropriate that I complete my “thankfulness” list by thanking God for the work He has allowed me to be a part of. I am extremely humbled by the opportunity God has given me to work in a ministry such as SpringHill Camps. I’m thankful for both its mission and its effectiveness.

Indiana summer staff getting ready for campers.

But the reality is God has risen up many great ministries that are doing effective and important work. So what makes me most thankful for SpringHill is the people I have the privilege to work with. Starting with our incredibly committed and talented staff. It’s our staff that make the SpringHill Experience a reality on a day-to-day basis. I often tell our team there is no other people I’d rather be in a foxhole with than them.

SpringHill leadership team

Next is our board that faithfully fulfills their role as trustees of SpringHill in a professional and visionary manner. The SpringHill board encourages, challenges, prays and supports the staff and me in countless ways. They are a part of a larger group of volunteers, prayer partners, ambassadors and donors who I have a privilege to serve and work with. SpringHill is SpringHill because these folks give their time, talent and treasure to assure we have the resources and visibility needed to carry forth the mission and vision God has called SpringHill to.

Joe and Allison volunteering for a week of summer camp.

Finally there are the campers, their families and our summer staff we serve every year. Having the opportunity to be a part of their lives gives my work significance. I love being with them as they are experiencing SpringHill. I love it even more when I know that Christ has used SpringHill to transform their lives.

So after a long weekend am I ready to go back to work? You bet I am and I’m very thankful for it.

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