Friday, June 24, 2011

Hello There :) from Margie Hunt

Hello Everyone! I hope y'all are having a most wonderful and blessed day! This summer I have chosen to work at Highland Lakes Camp located in Spicewood, Texas. When I first decided to work here, I knew that God was placing me here for a reason. However, I did not know what that reason was. I still am not sure what the reason is either. Although, by being here for almost a MONTH, I have been having the time of my life. I have had some rough moments here and some fantastic moments here. One of the rough things that happened to me while being here was that within the first week, which was orientation week, I fell and gashed my knee open and got 8 stitches. It was a wonderful experience. I believe that God had me go through that to experience patience so I could know that He is the ultimate comforter. 

Our God is just so amazing and wonderful that he can bring us through anything that may happen in our lives. Also, I have been learning to trust and love people. By that I mean that God has been showing me that it’s okay for people to help you and for you to trust them. And that He has a plan for you in your life and that he can provide you with people that can help you along the road in life. Sometimes your road in life may be rough, but it is totally worth it to go down. God has also provided me with some awesome lifelong friends here. He has given me people in my life that are helping me grow daily and helping me become a stronger person. I thank God and praiseHim every day for these people and this place that he has brought me to. Without Him I would be nothing. 

I hope y'all have enjoyed this little update on my life. Have a marvelous day!

Margie Hunt is a member of the Food Service Staff and currently attending Stephen F. Austin State University majoring in Childhood and Family Development.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Month at Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center by Bryant Sanders

At the beginning of the summer I figured that I was just going to be working another job at a church camp. I have realized that Highland Lakes is more than just a church camp. Its a collective group of family that is here to support each other. Like most families we have our drama and arguments, but at the end of the day we are still a family that loves each other. Working on the Public Relations Staff has challenged me to be a stronger person in Christ. I was walking through life doing the things that I wanted to do with my future. I always thought that I was going to be a Band Director. God has other plans in my life and is telling me otherwise. I feel that God is telling me to continue to be a music major, but not just a music education major. During the M3 camp the band Dutton played this song called Welcome Home. When the chorus came I felt the Holy Spirit move through me and I couldn't move. God was telling me that I needed to is be a minister.

Bryant Sanders is serving on the Public Relations Team and currently attends Odessa College and is double majoring in Music Education and Music Performance. Be praying for him and the rest of the Summer Missions Team  (SMT) as they continue to serve daily.

For more information about the Summer Mission Team (SMT) program visit our website