From Camp Director to Trip Leader

raceHave you ever had a moment in your life where you sit back and think how something that you have done previously prepared you for what you are now doing?  I had that moment a few weeks ago when I led my first trip for Praying Pelican Missions.

As the week was going on and I was busy preparing for the next ministry moments,  it hit me how much directing at Hopewell Summer Camps has influenced me in being here in Costa Rica.  As a camp director you care for the staff, problem solve, lead spiritually, care for the campers, be flexible and depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the camp.

Leading a mission trip is much the same.  You’re constantly problem solving, leading staff, loving your team, leading devotional times, praying with participants, preparing for the next time of ministry.  Oh yeah, and getting water, you can’t run out of water!

micThis week, as Hopewell Summer Camps is once again ministering to over 100 children, I’m thankful for the steps that God has brought me through.  The good, the bad, the stretching, and the joys.  Each step has helped me, through the grace of God, to be prepared for this step that I’m now in.

What about you?  Do you see what phase of life you are in?  Can you see how God could be setting you up for the next step?

2 thoughts on “From Camp Director to Trip Leader

  1. Nathan,     Good insight! Our past really does prepare us for the future. God is so faithful.It sounds like your mission trips are going well & you are so grateful for your past experiences which help you with what you are now doing in ministry. God bless you & your family.                                                                                       Alice

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    Have you ever had a moment in your life where you sit back and think how something that you have done previously prepared you for what you are now doing?  I had that moment a few weeks ago when I led my first trip for Praying Pelican Missions.As the week was going on and I was busy preparing for the next ministry moments,  it hit me how much directing at Hopewell Summer Camps has influenced me in being here in Costa Rica.  As a camp director you care for the staff, problem solve, lead spiritually, care for the campers, be flexible and depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the camp.Leading a mission trip is much the same.  You’re constantly problem solving, leading staff, loving your team, leading devotional times, praying with participants, preparing for the next time of ministry.  Oh yeah, and getting water, you can’t run out of water!This week, as Hopewell Summer Camps is once again ministering to over 100 children, I’m thankful for the steps that God has brought me through.  The good, the bad, the stretching, and the joys.  Each step has helped me, through the grace of God, to be prepared for this step that I’m now in.What about you?  Do you see what phase of life you are in?  Can you see how God could be setting you up for the next step? normanmissionaryadventures | August 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p4mwau-53 | Comment |    See all comments |

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