On this adventure, we’ll spend about ten days traveling around the country of Israel, exploring and experiencing the land of the Bible. With travel time, we’ll be gone for fourteen days total.
There are so many reasons to send your youth to camp, here are our 9 favorites!
Check out what a week of being a Cornerstone Intern is like! Being an intern for us isn’t about just wanting to spend days at camp.Though that is definitely a wonderful perk of our job. For me, being an intern here is about discerning my call into camp ministry. And from what the others have told me, we are pretty much all on that same page.
This is one of the main reasons I believe in camp. I believe in camp because it encourages kids to spend time in creation- with God. Campers have the opportunity to be disconnected from their daily lives while strengthening or discovering their relationships with God.
The consistency of camp reflects God’s constant love. God’s great love for us is always there and there is nothing we can do receive more, or less, of it.
We have the opportunity to wait on the Lord and prepare for His coming. It is important to stay excited all the time and anticipate His arrival, the wait is almost over.
In the coming weeks we will see the image of Jesus as a helpless baby in the middle of a crowded and dirty cave; now is the time to embrace that image as one of humility. This December we have an opportunity to follow His example and humble ourselves to God’s will.
It is so hard for us to put this ministry into an infographic. So much of what we do is relationship based, you can't measure the depth of friendships built or the impact of belong to a Body of Christ for a week. That being said we are incredibly grateful for what the Lord has done at Heartland this last year. We are humbled that God chooses to work through our ministry, check out our summer by the numbers in the infographic below:
There is no doubt that the best part of the Christmas season is celebrating the birth of Jesus. We have an advent blog series to help prepare us for that. The much tougher question would be, what is the second best part of the Christmas season? Presents, reading by the fire, Christmas music, and Hallmark Christmas movies all have a claim on this second spot. Let's be honest those are great, but one tradition rises above the rest, baking Christmas cookies.
I think that too much of the time, we think we have God’s plan for us all figured out. We get into a routine and then when something happens that isn’t according to “the plan”, we are completely thrown off and our lives get turned upside down.