Wednesday, June 26, 2013

the best week of my life

hey guys!
Sorry for being so M.I.A. these past few days, I am finally home from camp at Washington Family Ranch. I literally cannot put into words how much of a wonderful time I had at camp this year. I feel so much closer to Jesus, and so much more encouraged by the holy spirit to keep pursuing His spirit that lives in me.

There were a lot of laughs, and even a few tears this year at camp. The gospel was presented in such a powerful way, leaving me stunned. If I would have heard these sermons as a middle schooler, I can't imagine what my reaction would have been. I imagine that I would have came to Christ right then and there, but who knows. God is the only one who knew what I needed to hear or experience in order for me to finally invite Him into my heart.

As for my relationships with my middle school girls and also Julia who I lead with, those grew tremendously as well. I felt by the end of camp this year that each of those girls felt that much more like my second family. I love them all so much, and I am 100% convinced that God put us each together for a specific reason. 

Here are a few pictures from the adventure {There will be many more to come!}


  1. Wow! That looks like quite the camp facility!! A massively huge water slide? When can I be a camper there? ;)

    Great photos, Jess! I bet you're just lovin' that new camera! Also glad to hear that you feel so newly refreshed! That's how I've been feeling lately in my own walk with Christ, and it's all Him. :)

  2. great pics. The bottom left with the eyes crossed that would so be me. Made me laugh. :D

  3. Wow this looks awesome! I wish we had stuff like camp in the UK. Glad you're back though! Missed your face around here sweet one xo

  4. Oh, so glad that you had a great time at camp! This looks like a lot of fun and reminds me of the time I went to camp in middle school. I feel like it would be different for me now. So glad to hear how encouraging the week was for you!

    xo, gina

  5. So sweet! Love to see you had such a good time. These pictures make it look like so much fun!