Launch Camp 2016

For the last time, I got to spend my final week of holidays on Launch Camp, and I loved every moment of it. From the early morning quiet times; to the gatherings where we would hear Dave speak; to connect groups where we would look deeper into the Bible; to the epic ping-pong battles, and to the evening activities that would either challenge or encourage us in our faith. Launch Camp was intense.

As it is a Christian Leadership Camp for years 10-12, we focused majorly on the Bible throughout the entire week.

The talks that we heard were from the book of James and they taught us about how we should live as Christians. What stood out the most for me from these talks was that: we need to trust God. More importantly, we need to trust that His way is the best way to live and we need to be willing to live it out. While it’s so easy to know this, it’s so much harder to do and that’s what I was challenged with the most on Launch. I was challenged to actually put my faith into action and follow God no matter what the world or my own selfish heart says.

I was also encouraged because I learned that living God’s way is not       restricting (even though the world might tell us so). Living God’s way     actually brings us freedom because it’s the way it was meant to be all along.

That’s why God wants us to do it.

Our memory verse for that week basically sums up everything that we talked about. It is both encouraging and challenging — just like the whole week was. It says

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
Do what it says.”     – James 1:22

Sam Gaunt

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