This past week was definitely different and it stretched me more than any week so far. Monday night I was serving my aisle…I served the first bowls of food, collected water pitchers and returned to the kitchen to fill them. It was then that Mr. Gustafson, the program director and my old youth director, walked up to me. His first words were something along the lines of “Here at camp we are pretty flexible” I continued my work and nodded…then I heard something that stopped me dead in my tracks. “and youre going to be a counselor this week” I tried to breathe…I had no idea what to do as a counselor and that is the moment God began His week long stretching process on my life. I had 8 campers…they were very diverse, and I had to find a way to bring unity to the cabin. I can’t say that by the end of the week they were best friends, but they finally began to communicate. None of them seemed to make life changing decisions but there were small changes by the end of the week. I loved it and it was a great experience…of course im not going to say the stretching didn’t hurt at times, but God taught me a lot this week.
Monday, June 02, 2008
So waitressing was way easier than I expected. Campers are here and they are hungry…and Nana’s food is just what they want. Of course, this is a low week, and I only had 3 tables…with great counselors (including charles) who got their tables in line pretty fast. Next week we’ll have way more…over double, so the thought of that is pretty daunting. I almost wish I could tell you some funny story of something really dumb I did, but at the same time, I’m glad I can tell you that no such thing happened. Waitressing was really a blast. I could tell you about the dive bombing bugs that attacked Kim and I last night at the pool, and made us run for the hills, but that’s pretty much the whole story on that one too. O and there is a group from West Coast here who are traveling around helping camps…and one of the guys used to go to Crown with me…talk about a small world. Anyway, I gotta run and get ready for the evening service…love and miss you all!!