One of the most common questions I get from parents before we leave for camp is; ‘What are the accommodations like?’ Well here is a great picture of the cabins that we live in while at camp:
The cabins are actually nicer than one would expect. But what are even more impactful are the ‘spiritual accommodations’ of Camp SWO. This is a place where God is made much of; where He is honored above all else and our students are truly responding to that truth this year. In the last two nights we have had four guys surrender their lives to Christ. How AWESOME is that??! And while God is bringing hearts to Him in salvation He is also remolding the hearts of those students who are already Christ followers. Just last night I had the privilege to sit down with a young man who is struggling to give his all to God. He doesn’t know how he can completely turn away from his selfish desires and pursue Christ completely. Jen Schepps, one of our awesome EPIC volunteers and a leader on this trip also had great conversations with some girls last night about how to put Christ on the throne of their lives and not look to boys for their happiness. These are just a taste of the conversations that take place at Camp.
One of the truths that we repeatedly drive home with the students is the fact that they are not here by accident; God providentially designated them to be right here, right now- and from where I sit, it is so easy and so joy-filling to see the beauty in this truth. God is good. And I truly believe God is not done working in the hearts and minds of these students here at Camp. Please keep praying with us.
When parents ask me the above question from now on, this will be my default answer: The accommodations are good enough to help facilitate God moving.