I trust your Christmas was merry. Ours was! We relaxed by the fire, opened our presents and grazed on delicious food throughout our day. It’s hard to believe 2017 is just around the corner.
As I plan summer camp for our high schooler this week, I’d thought I would share a story with you about a time our son wanted to attend camp. We couldn’t afford it at the time, but the Lord provided a way.
Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalms 124:8
I reclined on my friends’ backporch swing and enjoyed a barbequed steak dinner they’d prepared. “Hey Kim, did Logan enjoy junior camp?”
“Yes, he had a blast. You should send Austin.”
Hmmm, I wonder how much it costs.
I meandered into their kitchen. “Nathan, how much is summer camp?”
“It was about four hundred dollars for the week which included lodging, food and activities.”
My eyes widened, “FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! Ooh, unfortunately, we can’t afford that.”
“Do you know if they offer scholarships,” I asked.
“I’m not sure. Check their website,” he replied.
That evening, my husband and I prayed, “Lord, we’d sure like Austin to go to camp. We don’t have the money, but you do. If it’s your will, please provide the funds necessary to send him.”
The next day, I called camp to inquire about scholarships and discovered they were all taken. As I hung up the phone, I looked outside and saw Nathan pulling up. I ran outside, He handed Randy an envelope. “Austin’s going to camp. Everything’s taken care of. Just send in his registration form.”
“Are you kidding,” I choked out the words. “Thank you so much!”
A few weeks later, Austin attended his first solo camping adventure. He swam, hiked, and canoed. He learned to eat whatever camp food was prepared and meet new people. When we picked him up, I noticed a change in him. He’d grown in confidence and independence.
“How was camp, Austin?”
“It was fun, Mom. Can I go again next year,” he chimed.
It warmed my heart to see how God moved our friend to fund our child’s trip.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for blessing our son with an awesome experience.
Have you ever sent your child(ren) or another child(ren) to camp? I’d love to hear about it! Please share with us your experience…