Although I’ve made several trips to the Victory Circle since last summer, both the physical location and this blog, this Friday marked the first trip back during a youth camp. I had almost forgotten how amazing it is to sit by the campfire and hear young people (as if I no longer qualify as a “young person” at age 23!) share how God is working in their lives. Those testimonies always seem to last for a long time, but they never get old.

It is such an encouragement to me as a staff member to hear that God has used our efforts to work in the lives of other people.

As I reflect back on what a great week we had last week, I cannot help but get excited for the coming week as well. Several campers who were in my cabin at some point last summer will be back this year. It will be great to see them again and hear how God has been working in their lives the past year.

Not only that, but we have a ton of fun stuff lined up for all the campers this week. I’m excited to see how God will use what we have planned to create lifelong memories, friendships, knowledge, and spiritual commitments in the lives of the incoming high school campers.

So – who else is ready for Monday???

Jared Hageman
Guys High School Staff Leader 2010