This year was the fourth summer for our MLT program. Former camp staff member, Adam Roberts, and his wife, Ashley, came to lead our MLT campers for two weeks. At MLT they learn about different leadership styles, what servant leadership looks like and work with our campers and counselors to see leadership in action. Here are some quotes from our MLT campers when asked what they learned: “The importance of discipleship and how to share the gospel.” “Unforgiveness can be poison and being leader doesn’t just mean being in charge.” “Jesus loves me…no matter what.” Here are some of the ways the MLT program has impacted these campers: “I think I will be able to apply a lot of the things I learned. I’ve been challenged to be in the word more and to find a mentor.” “I have a deeper understanding of why I need to study the Bible and fill myself up.” “I feel I can help out and ask to help more in youth group in leadership.”
Since 2012, Andrew has served here as a volunteer, lifeguard, head lifeguard, senior counselor, support staff coordinator and he currently works in the kitchen and runs activities for groups. He writes, “Attending summer camps and then working at WCRC over the years has helped shape who I am and my spiritual walk. Getting to know a number of staff members and campers has created an accountability network that motivates me to grow in my faith. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be able to pour into campers and watch them grow during and outside of camp. One week I had a kid in my cabin break his arm. I remember running back to my cabin to update his friends. They all immediately asked if we could pray together and we were all able to turn to God in that moment and grow together. Although that event was unfortunate, it reminded me that working at camp and being able to watch and participate in moments of prayer like that is a huge blessing.”
Andrew (second on the left) participating in the camp skit with other staff members this past summer.
Renee began attending Kaleidoscope Camp in 2008. In 2014, she went through our Ministry Leadership Training program and she has since served on our summer camp staff for 3 summers.
Her mother, Laurin, sent me the following:
I am so grateful that [Renee] has had this ministry opportunity in her teen years because it has given her both a vision and passion for ministry as well as equipping her for it! I have been overwhelmed with joy in seeing what it has produced in her. In serving younger children and youth, she has developed a desire to see young people come to Christ and to grow to spiritual maturity. She was amazed to watch God use her to connect with these young people with varying life situations and see how leading them through God's Word and His principles could have such a transforming impact on them. She also learned the need and power of prayer as she had to rely on God for helping her through some tough conversations.
More and more we are seeing that our counselors and other camp staff are not only our greatest asset; they are the most significant ministry opportunity we have.
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