taking responsibility at Camp

71Five Middle School Camp is where kids go to have a lot of fun and hear the Gospel story of Jesus. One of my students, Jaiden, got to go this year. He’s a highly active youth who loves God but while at camp he found himself in a squabble with another camper. To Jaiden, it was a big deal! As he came stomping into the cabin, I approached him “How’s it going”? He seemed frustrated because he didn’t know how to handle the situation. As we talked it became apparent he wasn’t taking responsibility for his part in the disagreement. I encouraged him to think about different ways to handle disagreements. Taking responsibility for our own actions and acknowledging we’ve hurt someone helps restore relationships and in doing this we are displaying God’s love. After our talk I asked if he wanted to go talk to the other student and ask for forgiveness… he said “Yes.”
Once Jaiden asked for forgiveness the relationship was restored. This is one of the many life skills you are teaching through your support of 71Five Camp. Thank you for making it possible for a middle schoolers like Jaiden to learn about taking responsibility, forgiveness, and restoring relationships. Please pray for the 71Five High School Camp scheduled for August 8th-11th where we will again— bring trust that leads to hope!! JOSHUA LOOMIS 71Five Campus Area Director – Gold Hill (541) 779-3275 joshua@71Five.org
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB