Holy Spirit on the Move!

This summer I am humbled to be working at Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp as an adventure counselor, and I just finished my first week with six lovely campers! God showed up this week in so many amazing ways. Wow.
The six fourth graders that I worked with this week showed me the importance of child-like faith. They were incredibly filled with joy, humility, and faithfulness in their hearts. The Holy Spirit was at work through mundane things. I got to listen and pray with a camper who said that "it clicked" after watching the Gospel Mime. God clicked. The Gospel clicked. Clicked in her heart and in her mind and that was such special moment to be apart of.
My fear going into this week was that my campers wouldn't absorb anything and all of my energy throughout the day would go to waste. My fears were obliterated by God's love and grace through all things. God moves through all situations; meals, Bible studies, all camp games, morning runs, long walks to the ranch, and games of carpetball. 
After this first week at camp I am absolutely sure about two things. One, kids + Jesus can transform your heart more than you ever thought possible. And two, the Holy Spirit is on the move every single second of every single day. 
As a camp counselor you get one week to to plant mustard seeds in your campers lives. Every so often you get to see the moments that "click" and other times you don't get to witness the fruit. Most importantly, seeds are being planted and the Kingdom is expanding. 
I would encourage you to look for opportunities to plant seeds this summer---wherever you are working / living / spending time. Seek out opportunities in your everyday life that can point others to Jesus! He will show up in far greater ways than you ever anticipated. 

Olivia Pederson
Wartburg Sophomore


What's Happening?

  • Cliff Jumping Day Trip // THIS Wednesday (June 21st) // Meet at Orchard Hill Church at 8:30am for a day of fun in Nashua! We will be swimming, fishing, and eating ice cream at Dairy Treat! Please text Carter Moore at 319-480-1444 if you are planning to come. There is still room in the vans -- or you can meet us there! 
  • Summer Life Groups // FRIENDS. Want a community to meet with weekly this summer? Visit this link for details and to sign up. #BLESSmodel #community
  • Join us for church! // Check out the graphic below for the times and locations of church services at both Orchard and Nazareth. **Please note that Nazareth has changed their worship times!
  • MORE summerBASIC Events // Check out the graphic below for more details on the EXCITING happenings of the summa! #decorah #pella #globalleadershipsummit
  • Global Leadership Summit // August 10 -11 // This is an incredible opportunity to grow in your leadership skills and travel to Chicago with an awesome group of people. Click on this link or email basic@uni.edu for more details!

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