We ended up taking 27 people total (Caleb and Evelyn Grace too!). Sun Cha and I were the "Camp Cooks" and "Camp Mommys" (my first time cooking for a group that big!). We all had a great time and some really good conversations were had and relationships built. The Gospel was taught over and over and it is our prayer that lives were impacted from this time away. We've seen a big uptick in youth group participation and excitement since the camp as well, which has been great to see.
An added thing that we really enjoyed about this camp was we had 3 returning students who had previously graduated from our program who came along as volunteers. It was *so neat* to see what the Lord has continued to do in their lives since they left for college and the growth and maturity that has occurred. It was an added sweet time for Steve, as he was able to disciple them on how to disciple the younger students. He really enjoys this type of mentorship a lot and it was neat for him. They were also able to give their testimonies, which was one of the most impactful times at camp for many of the younger students. We love you Matt, Mina and Andrew!!
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