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Monday, June 8, 2009

What I (Allison) learned at Kanakuk

Kanukuk was amazing! I had a great time! What I thought was perfect about this camp was that it was a good blend of fun and heart touching seriousness. At this camp, I grew very close to God and I know He will become my best friend! It felt like the counselors were custom-made for what they were teaching or who they were counseling. The kampers were all very kind and outgoing, they made many of the first-timers feel welcome. By the second day, everyone had made very close friends. The activities were perfect and extremely fun, my favorite activities included sailing, dancing, and blobbing.

At kamp, I remember the endless dance parties, the girls learned countless dances to songs such as, "Battle Field" and "Pump up the Party."

On the more serious side, we had Joe White come and talk to us about being "I'm Third," which means God is first, others are second, and I'm third. Joe White is an amazing person and his speech was life changing. My family and I are already applying it to our lives. We are already becoming happier and closer.

We also had a purity talk which filled me with comfort and relief because I learned that God has a perfect love being prepared for me since before I was born and I should never worry about impressing a boy, how I look in front of a boy, or bothering with a boyfriend. God's greatest gift to humans on earth is a perfect love that is completely wonderful. The only way myself or any girl can have this perfect love is if we already have a perfect love with God. God is like a jealous guy and he will not let anyone step in between me and Him until he knows that no one could ever replace the love between us. That speech was a load off my shoulders because after this, I have no plans on being worried about guys. =)

The last and most important thing that happened at Kamp is this, my cabin and I were giving our testimonies and praying about them, every other girl had big problems and needed help and love badly. But I didn't. When it was my turn to talk I started explaining that I have a good, strong family, I go to chuch, I go to a good school, and me and God are cool. Then I realized that God put me in this wonderful position so that I can worry about someone else's problems, and now I am praying to God constantly to find out where I'm going, because I'll go where ever He sends me. =)

In Christ,


michelle said...

Praise God for this wonderful opportunity! My children love Kanakuk and the friends and counselors God puts in their lives to minister to them at this very fun kamp!

Derek and Betsy said...

Allison- I am so glad you had this experience and had a good time. I used to go to a church camp in Virginia every summer at your age and it would always bring me closer to God at that age when it is needed so much. Keep praying for God to use you in your life and he will use you in amazing ways! DW