We're approaching the end of our fourth day of camp and the students attention is beginning to turn from flirting and fun to gearing up for the actual concerts. There is something about knowing you will soon be in front a crowded hall with an instrument in your hand that focuses even the most distracted of students.
The music isn't the only thing that is progressing, as camp continues we've seen relationships deepen along with the conversation in those relationships. Today I was waiting for a milkshake with one of the students and he turned to me and held out the wrist on which hung his camp bracelet. On the back of the bracelet there is a heart, an x, a cross, and a question mark. He looked up at me and said, "What do these mean?"
In the next few moments I was able to explain to him God's love, our sin, Jesus' sacrificial death, and our need to decide whether or not we will receive the gift of God's forgiveness. What ensued was a short but focused conversation on the gospel, my encouragement to follow Christ, and the testimony that for me, following Jesus has been the best decision I've ever made.
Tomorrow is gospel night. Would you be praying that the student's hearts would be prepared by the Spirit to accept God's wonderful gift to us?
In the meantime, here is a recap video of the last few days . . .