Yesterday, as I sat down with Jon, the super nice guy who runs the YL ministry here in Indianapolis and watched w/ a smile as my kids straight up destroyed his office and threw about four tantrums with in five minutes, got me started with "all I need to know for camp." Although I had to cut our meeting short, for fear that I was going to have a moment with my kids in this nice man's office, I am on my way.
I'm getting older, that is no lie, but I still love the insane teenagers who roam the halls of my school and deliberately choose to make bad choices at their desks (I like to blame it on the 'ol non developed frontal lobe). I love their messy journey, specifically at this crazy time of their lives. Now, I'm going to live and breathe it for a week at camp this summer while getting to know them and see how I can serve them through this often intense time of their lives.
I'm asking for prayer from y'all as I gear up for camp on a few levels:
- Please pray for Alex and Jesse. I've never been away from Jesse for this long (let alone a night in itself). Please pray for comfort and security for them while mama is away.
- Please pray for Steve. He's amazing in itself. I love how he supports all the things I want to do. I couldn't do anything without him.
- Pray for me; that the Holy Spirit prepares me, fills me for what these kiddos need to hear from Him and gives me the opportunity to bond and build a spirit filled relationship with them!
- Pray especially for the teenagers I'm going to be spending time with. Pray for their journey with Christ!
Thanks for thinking of me. I'm excited for this adventure. I'm excited to serve and be used by God and to have these kiddos be a part of my life too. Camp is at the end of July, so keep the kiddos and I in mind and heart. Much love to my homies.