Living Out Metamorphosis

metamorphosis

Hungry Catepillars
Hungry Catepillars - an interactive game we played

[met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis]

Noun:   

  1.  (in an insect or amphibian) The process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.
  2.  A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means; a major change in the appearance or character of someone or something.

Synonyms:      transformation, transifguration, metamorphose, change

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From crawling to flying, from death to life, from old to new. Some people love change and others say, “No thanks”.

Metamorphosis was this year’s camp theme. 41 students and 9 staff came together and studied excerpts from the book of Colossians with every planned activity focused on this concept of change.

Can people really change? Why do we change? What does true transformation look like?

It’s a pretty weighty theme when you really consider it (especially when tackling said theme while jet lagged).

For me it was a wonderful few days and I could see glimpses of God at work in student’s lives.

I discovered one of my girls from summer camp has become a Christian and is walking out that putting away old and putting on the new.

Winter Camp 2012 Small Group
My Winter Camp small group. I love these girls!!

This time at camp, I had the smallest small group since one student didn’t come. I was a-okay with this since I didn’t have a co-leader. I think everyone in the group agreed that an hour and half Bible study was too short for the discussions we were having. Funny to me, since I know Christians that don’t care to discuss the Bible for an hour and half. There were a lot of questions raised and some I am still trying to understand how to answer myself. (I regretted dropping out of my Biblical studies major a couple of times these days.)

At the end of camp I shared my testimony with the large group. I think it went well despite only having half my voice by that time. My prayer is that it connected with some of our students and will lead to some discussions in the coming weeks.

And so I am now back and trying to find a somewhat normal schedule and chase off the remaining jet lag. It is good to be again in this place I love and see God moving among the students.

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Me and Veronica at Winter Camp 2012
Me and Veronica

In one last note, I am still needing support for this year to continue serving in Ukraine. Currently I have enough to keep me until maybe the end of March. If you are interested in being a supporter one time or monthly the details can be found here or on the side bar to the right of this post.

May God continue to bless you as you walk out a transformed life wherever He has placed you.

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