This weekend was amazing.
However, we wouldn’t have got anything done if it weren’t for the incredible people who showed up to serve.
Never underestimate the power of volunteers.
These folks clearly came to work. Window washing, carpentry work, deep-cleaning cabins and much more.
As Director, it would have taken me over a month to accomplish what we achieved in a couple of days.
I am so thankful for them.
As a leader, we can get so caught up in the details of our roles and responsibilities, that we can neglect to acknowledge the numerous people who make our jobs possible.
For me, working in a church and Bible camp setting, we don’t have the finances to hire multiple staff. We depend on volunteerism as a key piece to the ministry puzzle.
Without volunteers we would not exist.
This weekend proved the value of volunteerism, as people from a variety of churches came together around one common goal, to accomplish a number of necessary projects.
The camp is quite a distance away from the city, the work wasn’t particularly fun and the mosquitos didn’t make it any easier.
However, the desire and passion to see children and teens reached with the Gospel spurred these volunteers on. The small tasks and projects that they accomplished this weekend, fit into the greater vision of our camp.
“To show and teach Jesus in such a way that our campers will know and follow Him.“
This vision is why we do what we do.
I want to make sure I say it clearly. Thank you so much for all the volunteers who served this weekend.
Furthermore, thank you to the numerous people who continue to pour out hours of service into the camp ministry of Whispering Pines Bible Camp.
I am so blessed to lead a ministry that has such amazing servants. May God bless you richly for your service.
Do you serve or volunteer in a particular ministry or organization? What draws you to serving there? What would that organization look like without volunteers?
Photo Credit: J. Norton, 05-26-2014, Whispering Pines Waterfront