I just completed a weekend camp at Camp of the Good Shepherd.
The adventure began on Feb 17th 2014 when I asked Joel Burkum and John Woodward if I could help at camp. They were happy to have the assistance.
We planned and prayed. It was the first camp Camp of the Good Shepherd was putting on for High School no matter the camper count. As registration continued we only had about 10 registered. Total we had 15 campers total. I was blessed to have and understanding dean of the camp John Woodward who knew I was able to lead. He let me lead, decide plan, and adjust as things happen. What followed was in my opinion straight up amazing. Staff that was willing to do anything asked of them. Campers who bought in completely to me as the “assistant to the assistant to the associate to the associate dean” Auggie. The Band brought a heart to serve, to learn, to play for Jesus. The food was epic best camp food ever.
As we started we journeyed through the idea of Peter and his denying Christ and being restored to mend our nets. Micheal Johnson from City Impact in Lincoln was straight up epic in his talk. It was exactly what we asked for. Campers all responded to the topics and issues of the world revealed in a new way. Saturday Night was live with Mark Larwick brought what God was telling him. And Sunday morning we completed with a cross road to go left or right there is no indifference to what we know now. Through the entire weekend things just followed a plan that God not only delivered but executed for us.
We had passed ideas the month before about possibly having me helping next year. By Saturday afternoon John said, “Auggie you should dean next year’s week long camp.” We’d tossed that around but to hear the Camp Director say it really meant a lot to me. So it was offered and accepted that I’d be a dean next year and do a week long camp.
I am grateful for the opportunities that God has provided for me. With being a youth pastor in Council Bluffs it makes sense that I would dean a camp next year.
Have you ever been part of something so amazing that you can see how God guided it? How about just knowing what’s happening is God’s work?
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