Day 1 – Middle School Mission Camp 2016

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” John 12:24

Camp began with a great mission lesson from Colleen Waech; she helped us to understand how in giving ourselves away,we grow with Jesus.

Our first work site for the week was Holy Hill. Mike greeted us with a long list of tasks, the greatest of which was pulling weeds.

There were so many weeds, we thought we would never finish; the more we pulled, it seemed like the more we still had to pull. It made us think about our relationship with God; the more He forgives us, the more we need His forgiveness.

Tom told us to just focus on one weed at a time, it won’t seem so overwhelming and slowly the job would get done; I suppose that is how God works with us, just one little weakness at a time, when that weakness becomes a strength, then on to the next. Blessed be God forever. After about 3 hours of weeding, we did lots of bush and tree trimming, hauled an abundance of branches and swept gravel.

It was a gloriously beautiful day on Holy Hill; we were grateful for the breeze, which made the heat tolerable, and the many visitors who thanked us for our work.

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