Xanga Post Thursday June 22, 2006
Yes. I am back at camp. I'm privileged enough to get to serve with the Orange team for a bit this summer. They're great. They have been very accepting and encouraging. It's weird to be doing this again, but is also a lot of fun. We're in our second camp together and things have been going pretty well.
This week we have Neil McClendon and Monk & Neagle with us. Monk & Neagle have been great. They're pretty refreshing and cool to work with. Neil has been a challenge to everyone here as always. Tonight he preached a rather succinct but powerful message. There was much emotional and spiritual healing taking place tonight. It was awesome to be able to be a part of. I've never wanted to cancel Late Nite so bad. But now that it's done, I'm glad we didn't. There were still hundreds of students here who needed a break from things while some of their friends continued to spend time in prayer or talk with their adults elsewhere.
I leave for Africa one week from tomorrow. Don't get jealous!
I miss Liza and Missy, as well as my friends spread out all over the country right now and my family spread out all over the world. I love you all.
I will close with three interesting quotes from Neil so far:
1. "Boredom is the soul yawning."
2. "There is a dangerous Jesus on the wild fringes of your imagination." (This one should get some comments. Preemptively, let me point out that all I said about these quotes was that I found them interesting)
3. "The greatest obstacle to living with authority is affirmation."
Grace and Blessings.