the ‘official’ announcement went on monday about my summer 2009 ministry plans.
i’ll be taken a leave, of sorts (still doing some of my current work, at a distance), and serving as assistant director at camp medley. i’ve spend a few weeks over the past two summers as chaplain – amazing to see the lives of so many be transformed by the gospel.
i’ve had a few meetings with the director, elizabeth harding. so far, everything seems to be falling into place for the summer. we have a great team, who i am looking forward to serving with, some new names for me and the camp.
i have no doubt that it will be busy and crazy – but i live for those moments. especially when in the middle of chaos, you hear Father’s voice reminding you that he is in complete control and we just need to trust. i am often humbled by the awe-some opportunity that people have when they work at the christian summer camp. throughout the summer, we are given the opportunity each week to model the lifestyle that jesus demonstrated for us, to be an example of christian community (both shining and flawed) all while full of joy and excitement. i have left the past two summers feeling physically exhausted but re-energized by the transformation of campers after sharing the good news of jesus with them.
i am looking forward with anticipation to serving with a great team and continuing to work with liz (shown at right) in planning for this opportunity.
if you’re in the maritimes, you might know of some kids or teens looking for a great week at camp. check it out.