George & Olivia's Incredible Camp Stories
Serving at FCA Kutztown was an incredible experience. I made friendships with huddle leaders that I know will last forever, but more importantly I was able to connect with 11 other high school students and help strength their connection with Christ. In my huddle I had a camper who stood out the most and his name was Rayshawn, a 17 year old high school senior who was “accidentally” was put in my huddle full of high school freshmen. At first he seemed unhappy with his huddle and asked if he can be switched to a huddle with guys of his age which is completely understandable, but one of the FCA coordinator reached out to Shawn and explained to him how this is a god opportunity to be a leader to these younger guys, and thankfully he stayed. He lead the huddle by example, was very interactive in our discussion time, and on the third night he gave his life to Christ and encourage the younger guys to trust the process, to pray and read their bible. Shawn shared a little bit about his situation at home and being surrounded by drugs, violence, and gangs, but his trust in god is pushing him to be that light back at home and helping his friends from falling into the wrong path. Putting Raysawn in my huddle was no accident but it was God’s purpose because he was a role model to the younger students in my huddle.
-George Gil, McDaniel FCA '17
I got the opportunity to serve as a huddle leader at Kutztown’s All Sports Camp with FCA. Myself and the other softball huddle leaders felt as though God truly handpicked our huddles as all of our campers seemed to be able to relate to our individual testimonies. There was one girl in my huddle who I felt may not know the Lord and I could see she was struggling with something in her life. I shared bits and pieces of my testimony with my huddle to get my girls to open up more. My huddle really opened up with each other and I learned more about the one girl in my huddle I mentioned. She relates so much to someone in my life who had a great impact on my testimony. In chapel one night, I found myself opening my journal to take notes as usual, but instead I started writing down a prayer and I lifted up the girl in my huddle. Short after, the Huddle Leaders were called up to stage to pray with those campers who want to give their life to Christ. I prayed with one of my campers from Leadership Camp, which was amazing and the next thing I know, the girl I was just praying for walked down and was ready to give her life to Christ. It was one of the most remarkable things I have ever been a part of and I thank God for letting me be a part of it!
-Olivia Kipe, McDaniel FCA '17
Posted on Wed, August 16, 2017
by Heather Boyle