The image doesn’t quite portray the feel of a less than serene week, but I came away relaxed and there are privacy issues about posting many of the more interesting and fun shots I took… with the volume up around the 3 gig mark.
Last week I volunteered myself for Turbo camp, which is the first CYC (Christian Youth Camps) for the Yarra Vallley ever. Having done several kids camps before (ESA) I fit right back into the mould of ‘how to do it’ although with perhaps a little more confidence that a few years forward brings. The model of how leading on this camp fit better for my introverted self, with more brain renewing moments and less of hitting ‘that wall’.
It was a marvellous week, not without certain issues or difficult campers, not to mention that there were 75 campers in total, but a week primarily of fun, hot weather, and a time of connecting with kids and give them a time that will stick in their minds for a long time to come.
It was an honor leading with friends, Mandy and Marco and new friends Marcel and Betsy, a former youth group kid and others I knew a little and/or were new to me.
God naturally took the oppotunity of irony, as so happens, to talk to me about rest and about taking time out. The year has started on a slower foot and for that I am grateful.