Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Frontier Ranch

So, in order for Nick to move on in some of his responsibilities with Young Life, we HAD to come up to a Young Life camp and be what they call, "adult guests." This is simply where we get to stay in some amazing accommodations and watch the behind the scene part of how they put camp on. Not only that, but also watch 400 High School students have the time of their life!

We are on Day 3 of 7 up here and it is an amazing experience. Just last night I ate a HUGE piece of HUMBLE PIE! Here I was, getting all puffed up that I had been up here before and knew X amount of the information being shared and blah, blah blah....I'm sure you can hear how horrible my heart was. The problem was that I didn't know I was in an arrogant place within. God ever so gently showed me and exposed me to myself. He gently leads you out of such a filthy place if you are willing. And, willing, I was. I am nothing and am worth nothing apart from Christ. He alone is good.

We got to go on a wrangler breakfast this morning. We woke up and headed to the stables where our horses awaited us. Riding them down to a fire pit where we ate and heard an interns' testimony. Then headed back up a trail. The weather was perfect! Nick and I brought our mountain bikes up here and plan to hit the Colorado Trail at some point this week!
But, more than all of these events I am seeing the work of Jesus through these Young Life staffers and leaders. It's truly amazing to watch His work fleshed out among His people!
Father, keep my eyes on You and my spirit ever so mindful of the students that are here this week. Many of them are getting glimpses of You for the FIRST time ever. May the seeds that are planted here at this time grow into a saving RELATIONSHIP with You. Thank you for being a God who PURSUES us. Pursue these kids this week and the weeks of summer camp to come! I love you and am so thankful for the blessing of this life experience! Amen <><


km said...

A girl that I was on a Crusade Summer Project with one summer came to know Christ at FR. I'm so thankful for places like that in our world. Have a wonderful week.

Stacey said...

c'mon, Rach! where's the pictures?? You can't post about the most beautiful place in the world and not post pics!!!
I'm jealous!

Erica Lynn said...

Sounds wonderful. I love it when God gently reminds us of our faults. He is such a loving, gracious God.

Matt Guerino said...


Thanks for your comment on my blog! I hope it encourages you as you press on through the stay-at-home-mom Christian life. My wife is in the same boat. Keep pressing on sister!

Irritable Mother said...

I love how God gently and clearly deals with our yuck. Good for you for listening!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your time at camp as you experience God goodness and power.