Someone asked me this summer “why camp”? It was a good question and one that I had thought about many times but never answered in a way that was complete. At some point I will delve more into that but for now I know it’s a calling that God has placed on my life. I am here in Kenya running a camp and working with students and for me it’s the most fulfilling thing in the world. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. It’s actually as simple as Psalms 37:4 “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart”. So, for me I am working every day to delight myself in the Lord and here I am receiving the desires of my heart.
Over the course of the next few weeks my plan is to map out what it is we do at camp every day and through that explain why I think it’s so important and why I think it’s worth spending most of my life focused on it. The reality is Bronwyn and I have lived in Kenya for a little over five months and three of those months we didn’t live in our own house but in a cabin far from our house. However, I would not have wanted to have been anywhere else.
I didn’t grow up going to camp, in fact the first time I ever went to camp it was as my first day as a camp counselor. But I know in my heart that the experiences campers get cannot be replicated anywhere else. Camp challenges, it molds, it forms who young people are and want to be. These are bold words, but I absolutely believe them with all my heart. So be sure and check back next week as I begin to tell the story of what we did the last 3 months and why I believe that you should support us in this great undertaking.
Finally, Bronwyn and I are making our plans to be back stateside in the coming months. We will be having a support dinner and speaking at a few churches and schools. We are looking for more opportunities to share our story for the purposes of support raising and to recruit camp staff for next season. Once we have those dates finalized we will be sending it out.
Please continue praying for us, I know we have been here for what seems like a while, but this is the first time we have tried to figure out what living in Nairobi will really be like. We have been so focused on camp that we haven’t really had time to begin building a life so pray for us as we transition into that. Thanks for everything!