by Meagan Bergem

   “Give your servant success today by granting him favor with the king.” Neh. 1:11 was the theme of Winter Camp 2019.

   We ventured up the mountain to Sugar Pine Christian Camp on Friday night with 19 students and 6 Youth Leaders. This weekend always provides time for us to just be together in community by laughing, playing, and enjoying worshipping God together. We experienced God through powerful worship and reflecting on His Word during cabin times. God revealed his faithfulness to us in tangible ways as we were reminded of his promises. Here are a few reflections from students from the weekend…

   “I felt like God was calling me to dig deep into his word.” Lauren Mozier (7th Grade)

   “I enjoyed some really good talks during cabin times.” Jesse Ellis (8th Grade)

   “God told me that I should carry on my faith.” Alec Guerrero (7th Grade)

   “God spoke to me about favor and his love for us.” Gabe Johns (7th Grade)

   “God spoke to me and said that I can’t only go to church and camp and have a powerful experience and then go back to my routine of life, I need to be with God everyday.” Alex Meadors (8th Grade)

   “I experienced God through community when I found out that I’m not the only one who struggles and God knew I needed to hear that.” Ashley Jordan (7th Grade)

   “I learned that God will be faithful and true to all, especially those who follow him like Nehemiah.” Audrey Fortmeyer (7th Grade) 

   “I experienced God through worship when the song Reckless Love was seen in a new light for me.” Matthew Smith (7th Grade)

   “I have learned that he is so good. If you put time and effort in building a relationship with him, he can do great things in your life and others.” Ava Waggoner (7th Grade)

   “Worship really helps me experience God in a fun and passionate way. It helps me learn more about God’s greatness.” Maddie Henley (7th Grade)

   “I felt God calling me to be more open in expressing myself.” Isabelle Hartsell (7th Grade)

   “I experienced God in community by opening up to my cabin was amazing it felt good to be vulnerable and trust people. God told me that he loves me, knows me and accepts me for who I am today.” Ava Crantz (7th Grade)

   “I heard God say for me to stop being a fan of Jesus and be a true follower.” Holden Murray (8th Grade)

   “God said I have the power to change peoples lives and the choice to use it.” Bekah Vaccaro (7th Grade)