A group of students from The Compass Church is currently serving in Utah alongside our partners Ritch and Laura. We will be posting reflections from the students during the course of their trip.
I went into today thinking I wanted to save writing a blog post for when we visited Temple Square and did street evangelism. In past years, the first day of kids camp was hectic, but relatively uneventful. However today was anything but uneventful for me.
Bit of a backstory:
Last year, I wrote a post about one of the girls in my kids camp small group. She came into the week hating VBS and swearing at her mother for making her come. At first, I was mentally preparing for a rough week with her, but as I got to know her, she transformed into a loveable, giggly, helpful 12-year-old whose love for the Lord became more and more evident throughout the week.
Separately, yesterday I had the chance to meet up with my aunt and cousins who live out here in Utah. This is my 4th time on this trip and but the first time I have been able to see them while here.
Today at the end of kids camp, I ran up to the mother of the girl from last year and asked if she was coming to camp. Unfortunately, she was not, as she was out of town until Sunday. Bummed, I began telling her mother how much I loved her daughter and told her to give her a big hug for me. Her mother was very kind and wrote down my email so she could reach out to me. As she started to leave, she mentioned she worked at a church out here. It turned out that it was the same church my aunt attends and when I told her my aunt’s name, she goes, “No way! She’s one of my closest friends! I just texted her yesterday!” She then continues to tell me about how my aunt led her husband to Christ, which in turn, eventually led their entire family to Christ. Woah.
When she left, I cried, amazed at how God worked through that circle of people.
In all, God was so prevalent today in so many little ways and I was so blessed to be a part of it.