In the Summer of 2014, when I was 15 years old, I spent a week at MK camp. I went completely closed off to God and with two simple purposes: to make friends, and have fun. Not only did I leave having met some of my closest friends, with memories of fantastic adventures and new experiences, but I left with having given my life to Jesus Christ.
From day one of camp God was tugging at my heart. I was surrounded by other MK’s that had stories similar to mine. Everyone, from the leaders to the other kids at camp were so fun, yet they had something other teenagers didn’t have. As I tried new sports such as rock climbing, archery, and canoeing, I got to see true Christ followers interact with each other. God was so attractive in them.
One morning I woke up early. As I left my room I looked down the hallway and I saw one of the guys sitting and reading his Bible. I was completely fascinated and shocked that someone, a teenage boy of all people, would want to wake up early to spend time in God’s word.
The last night of camp, I finally gave Jesus my all. Since camp, I have grown so much in my relationship with Jesus and I can see and love people how he does. I now understand that God has placed my family overseas to share the hope that I have found in him. I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I do know that I will follow him all the days of my life and I am ready and willing to go wherever God sends me.