When I was in Nashville, I had breakfast with an old Young Life friend. She asked me to give her three things that I would like to see God do for me during my time at Windy Gap. My answer:
1. Teach me to be more of a servant. I think that was an obvious one... I'm going to serve, I'd like Him to teach me to be a servant. My job at camp is very "behind-the-scenes"... no one will see what I do, no one will know, but hundreds of kids will be served and blessed because of it. I hope I can keep a servant's attitude with pure intentions of blessing others during my month there.
2. That my month at camp would spark a deeper passion in me to grow in my relationship with the Lord, and that I would have consistency in that relationship. It would be so easy to leave there and get overwhelmed with my crazy life, especially with preseason coming shortly thereafter, and let my relationship with Him get put on the back burner. I think I let that happen last year and I don't want it to happen again.
3. That I would have a change of heart in my feelings about living in Texas this summer. All year I've had this lingering bitterness about that whole situation, and haven't been excited about being here with just my family and no friends. I don't want my six weeks here to be miserable, I want to enjoy my time with my family, because during the school year I miss them a lot.
...so that's how my friend Ellie will be praying for me this month, and if you're an avid reader of my blog (I'm sure there aren't many of you--this is where I shout out to my Dad, thanks for reading), I hope you will too. I'm excited about the adventure ahead of me, and I can't wait to come back and share it with you. Thank you for your prayers!