I'm home and alive and well from Lake Trip 2008. It was a good time, but it is always so good coming home. We got to the lake just before dinner time on Sunday and got camp all set up and spent Monday and Tuesday on the water. It was so beautiful. This was the smallest trip I have ever done. We had 24 students, 6 staff, 3 boat drivers and 1 cook. ( Confession time: I went tubing. I was in a safe tube with one of my girls who is scared to death of tubing and we went slow. I got my fix and don't think I will ever go again. I went knee boarding and had a blast!! Pictures to come soon!) This trip was really challenging for me because I was a small group leader, in charge of logistics and a cook. Needless to say, I am totally exhausted. When we got home yesterday I got a message from one of my small group girls who just graduated high school. I've been her leader for the past 3 years and the things she said to me yesterday totally made me going on the trip worth it. I know that God had me on that trip for a reason and if it was to touch one life then it was so worth going. I'm so thankful that no one got hurt, I bandaged up plenty of cut up feet but other than that we're all good. High school is such an awesome age, it is where my passion is at. I love kids of all ages but for some reason my heart is with high schoolers. I love being around them, I love encouraging them and I absolutely love hearing about their love for Christ and watching them live it out. I am always amazed by them and to watch them this past week standing with their hands raised high singing to Christ was so awesome.
Thanks for all the prayers this week! I had no back pain at all which was a huge blessing.