Change is difficult. Change is hard. Change is rough. Going through life’s changes can be exhilarating, difficult, and even scary. Saying goodbye to people who you invest all your time into is extremely heartbreaking.
I’ve spent basically every waking moment with these people, whom I now call family. Saying goodbye is hard because there is always the fear established in the back of my mind that I may never see them again. However, I hope and pray that I will stay connected with each of them.
I think the hardest part of this time of transition is having a new team coming in as my old team is leaving. This time is very bittersweet.
Tonight we were able to sit down as a new, cohesive group and just really focus on why we are here. What is our purpose and what our mission is? Liz read us the first two chapters of Acts, where Luke shares that we are called to “add to the number daily.” We are called to share the gospel with one another and share God’s love with campers.
Liz’s message was extremely important: every one matters. Every leader matters. Every assignment team member matters. Every camper matters. Including leaders, assignment team, and campers in the past. Every single person matters. Every one is an integral part of what happens here at Breakaway.
We are called by God to spread the gospel and add to the kingdom daily, Lord willing. We do not deserve the glory, but we are used by the Lord as a tool to show his love and share his word.
“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47.
From this day forward we share the word and spread the love with old friends and new. We are not here out of self-gain, and we sure don’t deserve a pity party. We remember all of our friends old and new and do the work that Lord has called us too. Because when it comes down to it, even if one camper gets saved all of our hard work has been worth it. It is not our responsibility to save every child, but rather to give every child that opportunity, and hopefully one day, and at their own pace, to meet Jesus.
Our mission is clear: “to add to the number daily.”