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The benefits of learning to pray

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director

Recently I received an email from a previous summer staff member. Her insights are so valuable, I am sure we can all relate and be encouraged. She writes...

It took me a while to write this because I might have thought it wasn't as important to share as a testimony, when thinking camp is mainly focused on campers. Obviously God was telling me the opposite. As you probably know I grew up in a Christian home, and sometimes that can make you think you know it all, or you've seen it all. But God has other plans, and I have always learned so much more than I can imagine just working at camp. One of the things that always stuck with me is praying, for anything and everything, small or big.

The other is camp songs and the worship, they might come in handy. So one of the things that I struggle with is knowing if I can be an example to my extended family, they know of God but don't truly have a relationship with him, and it's not always easy to be that example. A little over a year ago we had a new addition to the family, my little cousin Jonathan. When he was about 3 months, I had to watch him for a bit, and well it had been a while since I watched a baby. He was fed, he was changed but then he started to cry, like really loud. I couldn't reach anyone and I began to panic. I tried rocking him, putting on baby music. Nothing.

Then I remembered that I should pray, funny how that's not...


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