"This trip is like drinking from a fire hydrant."
Hey party people!
I don't know if any of us have said it enough, but THANK YOU. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and supporting us. We have made it to Israel. It's still sinking in how crazy that is.
Eighteen hours of travel can make for some pretty tired travelers, so we are thankful to be at the hotel, in Jerusalem. We started the day in Chicago and flew ten hours to Istanbul. The picture above is of the interns watching the sunset over the city. We were in Istanbul for about two hours, and were fortunate enough to have our gate very close to where we were hanging out.
It is pushing 1am here, so I am headed to sleep. Tomorrow, we will be hiking around eleven miles and I cannot wait to see the Bible come to life.
Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers. Goodnight!
Emily Henry, Heartland Intern
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: