What! From the moment I arrived, being a Sunday and therefore going straight to the church, I felt truly at home. Seeing some old faces and meeting many new ones, I felt the connection of being a part of God’s family.
The camp, which happens to be the best one that I’ve been on, also proved to do something in my life. I had a great time and lots of fun but the messages also really challenged and encouraged me. I was reminded of how truly amazing it is to be saved and how much of a miracle it really is; it’s something that’s easily forgotten in the busyness of life. I was also reminded of having a simple heart before God with childlike faith. Other than at the camp, I really enjoyed the time spent with the people in the church there; it was good and I had fun too.
Well, time came for me to leave and I was in tears at the thought of leaving. In such a short time, this church had found a place in my heart. That trip and everything else that happened has taught me so much and since I left I have learnt so much more than I expected. I am learning to trust God with my life as it is in His hands. I am learning to be patient and to wait on Him and His timing. I am learning to be lead by Him and to listen for His voice. I am learning to strengthen myself in the Lord and find my security in Him.
Looking back, the doors the Lord opened for me were amazing and I am so grateful. And what He has done for me since has also been good. It hasn’t been all that easy, there are good days and some harder than others, but we grow and keep moving forward; we trust and wait and find our security in God in the struggle. I know that’s easier said than done sometimes, and I’m working on it. Well, I hope that this story has spoken to you maybe in some way or encouraged you, I know it has had a powerful impact on my life, I think more than I realise. I want to leave you with a verse that has spoken to me over the last few weeks. “Lord, You will do everything You have planned for me. Lord, Your faithful love continues forever. You have done so much for us. Don’t stop now.” ~ Psalm 138:8