Sunday, July 4, 2010

girls camp

I'm not sure how, but I've managed to get the best assignments and callings in the world. I had the privilege of spending this last week up at Girls Camp, where I got to work with the amazing 16 and 17 year old Youth Leaders in our Stake. It was an incredible week! I truly felt an outpouring of the Spirit in preparation for camp, as well as during the time we were up at camp. It was wonderful!

I was literally laughing until my side hurt! Between getting fake bruises (created with markers), doing acrobatics at the pool, staying up WAY late, traipsing around the woods doing pranks, and the girls calling me Sister Gospel, it was a wonderfully fun and entertaining time. We were even lucky enough to have Jeff join us for a day up there, which the girls loved, of course. :)

In addition to laughing and joking, we were able to share with each other in the Spirit and come closer to Christ. I had an absolute blast getting to know these girls and helping them understand that God loves them and wants them to be happy. It really is amazing to see what strong friendships and connections can be forged in such a short time. I truly love these girls and am already plotting how I can get back to Boise to see them as they accomplish all the wonderful things they are capable of. I love these girls and I love the Gospel!


Jen said...

cute Karla! This looks like so much fun!!! I bet the girls really love you!! :)

Crystal and Kyle said...

I would love to go to girls camp someday as a leader. I missed out on girls camp when I was younger. Looks like you had a blast.

Congrats on moving Maryland!! That's so awesome that you get to work in DC. Heavenly Father is really allowing you two to use your talents to their fullest and I'm sure you will bless so many other lives while you guys are there!! Can't wait to hear about all of your new adventures.

Kayce said...

This post really makes me miss you. I loved our summer up at Camp Cloud Rim, and I'm so jealous you get to be in girls camp.

I still wish I had a better figure. :) Good luck in Washington, that is so stinking awesome for you guys!

Ariel said...

I bet you are one of the greatest camp counselors of all time. How fun and spiritually uplifting. I really hope I get to go to girls camp someday.