My daughter is gone

Carson HollianneMy daughter leaves tomorrow morning…for a month.

Carson is going out west to serve as a counselor for a YoungLife camp in the Colorado Rockies.

Carson is truly excited is the opportunity to work with the campers. They’ll come from all over the United States to experience life at a beautiful, rustic camp in the Rocky mountains.

And each night she’ll have her Bible open. Carson will read and study with the campers. She’ll pray with the guests.   She’ll get the opportunity to talk about Jesus Christ- and share the impact that He has made on her life. She’ll answer questions and have to defend her faith.

She’ll be a witness.

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers as an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  1 Timothy 4:12

Carson isn’t letting her age be a factor in serving as a witness for Christ. In fact, she sees it as an opportunity to work with peers who haven’t had the opportunity to form a relationship with Jesus. And she’s excited about it.

She’s not perfect, but her brokenness inspires her to study, learn and witness more.

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.  Philippians 3:12

You can learn a lot from your kids.

I wish I had her courage.

I struggle with opportunities to share my faith with others- even when those opportunities are made clearly apparent. I need a child-like faith.

Please pray for Carson to be an effective vessel for Jesus this summer- and for me to have the courage to share my faith when given the opportunity.

And let me know how I may pray for you.

God bless.

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4 thoughts on “My daughter is gone

  1. Candy Goad says:

    Many many years ago I went to Buena Vista Colorado for Young Life camp and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Good for Carson. She will see lives change right in front of her eyes. Thank you to her parents for giving her this opportunity and letting her go away for a summer.

  2. Sherry millhorn says:

    I will pray for you and Carson. Pray for me as well. For opportunities to share the gospel and the courage to do so
    Blessings
    Sherry Millhorn

    • Sherry- thanks for alerting me to your comment! I found it. I will certainly pray for your opportunities to share God’s word…and the courage to engage when those opportunities arise. God Bless you, David and your beautiful family!

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