MMMs with BFFs at Camp

Saturday, June 1

6-1By Sarah Humphrey, Mary Humphrey, and Ciara LaRoque of Independence, Missouri, USA

And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

—Matthew 25:40

At camp we did lots of activities. We helped direct campfire, and our cabin groups made up funny skits. My favorite thing about camp was the trail where we walked alone and thought about God. Where the trail led, nobody knew until the end.

The path was lit by candles and had beads at different stations. You would pick up the beads and put them on a string like a necklace. As the trail ended we found the old tabernacle.

As we sat there we talked about things in our lives and how we wanted to help others. We stayed there for hours talking and thinking. I would like to thank my church for sending me to middle school camp.

—Sarah

For two years I’ve gone to middle school camp.  I LOVE IT THERE.

My MMM (most memorable moment) was on the “walk of faith.” On that walk we were blindfolded and sent into the dark to follow an obstacle course. We had to trust that people would be there for us, and that God would protect us from running into tables or smacking into a tree! That night I learned a lot about my life, and I want to thank my congregation for sending me to camp.

—Mary

My experience at junior camp was awesome! I really grew closer to God. The adults did dramas, and I think that helped me understand the stories in the Bible. Luckily I got in the cabin with Sarah and Grace. At first I thought it was going to be a bunch of strangers. But it wasn’t like that. We all got to know each other right from the start. Now we are BFFs (best friends forever). As we worshiped in the tabernacle, I could feel God’s Spirit with all of us in that very room. So thank you to my congregation for helping me pay for junior camp.

—Ciara

Prayer for Peace
Thank you, God, for a community of caring and generous people. With your Spirit, God, we are molded by them. We have memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. We are taught skills and principles to shape our lives and share the peace of Christ.

Spiritual Practice: Generosity and Discipleship
Bring a basket or other container to your place of prayer. Meditate on the link between generosity and discipleship. Write a prayer of commitment in which you name specific acts of generosity and sharing to which you feel called. Fold the paper and place the prayer in the offering container. Close by singing a hymn of gratitude or praise as you offer your gift to God.

Peace Covenant
Today, God, I will consider making an offering to campership programs as a response to your generosity.

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  1. Vera Entwistle

     /  1 June 2013

    It was wonderful for you girls to share your camp experience with Daily Bread. As I read your stories today I thought of all the wonderful camp experiences that have blessed my life over the years.both as a camper and as a camp director. The opportunities to experience the Holy Spirit at camp are awesome. Thanks for sharing. Vera Entwistle

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