Such an Amazing Week.


About a week ago I got back from my first time at Royal Family Kids Camp. I was support staff to help with the kids there that have been in foster care and/or abused sometime in their lives. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect when all of the kids arrived at church for registration and we boarded the bus to camp. I was overwhelmed to say the least. I felt like I was to be responsible to help give these kids a beyond perfect week at camp, and beyond perfect is usually a pretty tall order. :)

But when we arrived, I sort of let my worries go. And I also threw out any expectations I had for myself and just wanted to help the kids as much as I could. Day by day, I realized something funny. It was as if the kids were giving to me just by me having fun with them.

I'd never experienced such a love from kids who had supposedly been so broken. It just left me speechless. In turn, that week at RFKC was one of the most unique experiences, one of the most rewarding times, and also one of the most peaceful. That peace I felt just being with the kids was the kind of feeling that made me feel like I'm supposed to do something like this in the future.

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  1. After 22 years of serving the children of RFKC I found that to be true. The children give back sooo much. Thank you for being nervous, vulnerable & apprehensive about camp. The kids needed you to know how it felt for them the first time they went to camp.

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  2. Thanks so much for the encouragement. :) It is so great to hear that you've been in this ministry for so long.

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