By Kira Frank, CBM National Intern -
Ministering can be very exhausting, especially over a long period of time. In the past few months I’ve found myself just that way—exhausted. For some time I thought it was okay. I thought there was nothing I could really do about it, besides to just keep going, but that wasn’t the case. While serving at Camp Grace these past few months, I’ve learned how important it is to find my strength in Christ.
Many weeks this summer I would get halfway through a week of counseling and feel as though I couldn...
By Kalaya Beyer, CBM National Intern -
God changed lives this summer, here at Ponderosa Bible Camp, not only the kids but also the staff. An event lead to my ultimate change of summer position. I prayed to God quite often to allow me to work directly with the campers this summer. I did not want to be in an office; I thought I'd do better with the campers than answering phones. I was finally content with being in the office when God said “Nope, you got what you wanted.” Yes, it might have been totally unexpected, but I was overjoyed. I don't think I have ever ...
By Matt Mashburn, CBM Intern -
In the busy life of a summer camp, the “work day” never really ends. I’ve heard camp referred to as a “fish bowl” and I continue to wholeheartedly agree with that statement each day. Every action or emotion displayed is noticed by someone, somewhere. Rarely, if ever, does something actually go unnoticed at camp. There’s no time for pretending at camp because you’ll soon be exposed for who you really are. No one can wear a mask 24/7, so camping ministry does a good job of revealing who people really are beneath the surface...
By Rebecca Colson, CBM National Intern-
This line from a song by Rich Mullins came to my mind while working as a counselor at camp. I had noticed some things that the other counselors had been doing that I thought they ought to be doing differently. With all my expertise and wisdom on the matter, I pointed it out to the counselors. After I did, one of them, a junior counselor a good 7 years younger than me, politely asked, “How many times have you been a summer counselor before?” I paused for a moment before replying, “Once.”
While she was a good deal ...
By Ryan Everritt, CBM National Intern -
Throughout my time here at Cornerstone Ministry Center, though it's only been a month, I've been learning how to work really hard. Sometimes, I just want to work the way I like to, but it is a new experience to learn from a different perspective. My time here as an intern has been a learning experience. And it's only the “half-end” of the year-long internship. Let me put it this way: Team 8 started in January, which means June is the half-way point. So, this month is the end of the first half of the program (the ...