Setting the Scene
It was an early morning for my husband and I. We're parents to three kids young enough to still wake up during the night for bottles, snuggles, or potty breaks. So sleepily and perhaps a little grumpily, we gathered our gear, gave last minute instructions to my mother-in-law, and hurried out of our home to begin the trip down I-81 to Goshen, Virgina. We were tired, but we were excited because we were given the privilege to photograph the body of Christ at work at a Young Life Camp known as Rockbridge.
Food for the Stomach or Food for the Soul? Or Maybe Both?
For a good part of our drive, my mind was focused on eating a delicious breakfast and getting a cup of coffee in the dinning hall once we arrived at the camp. For those of you who haven’t been following my blog, I wrote a post when my family and I attended Young Life Family Camp as the family photographer. You can read more about it here. In it I mention how good their food is numerous times…because, well, it’s good! ;) So I don't think it was silly for me to be thinking about it for a good portion of our drive....
Flies on the Wall
Not to stay on the subject too much longer, but this ministry literally, as a whole, goes into the world and preaches the gospel. They enter into the lives of real, passionate, unique and hurting souls to love them and to gently and relevantly share the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ. They understand that the Truth transcends culture and circumstance in such a way that when it is brought before a person it becomes like a photoshop layer- when it is accepted and applied, it brings out and allows the good and the beauty that God created the person for to be more and more obvious while the aspects of life that don’t bring God glory or are blatant sin are wiped away and transformed over time to be more like Christ. They are able to step right into the culture surrounding these young people to bring them a truth that can shine bright in every culture.
And my husband and I got to witness God working through these people as we buzzed around like flies on wall (...umm..flies flying around technically wouldn't be on the wall...but I think you're pickin' up what I'm puttin' down), taking pictures and exploring the camp.
Without further explanation- check out their story and the beautiful facilities God has provided for this ministry to be a blessing to the lost and an encouragement and refreshment to fellow believers.
Praise the Lord for his goodness, his love, and his provision.