Scenic view of trees at camp

Commission Camping: Lessons Learned

by Molly Spurgeon

Commission Camping Peru Team

As some of you may or may not know, each year Pine Cove has the incredible opportunity to send out hundreds of our staffers to Latin America. We are able to partner with CCI, or Christian Camping International, to put on Campamentos de Impacto, or “Impact Camps”. It is an awesome time of training Latin American leaders in camp, building cross-cultural relationships, and working together for the purpose of sharing the Gospel of Christ with youth campers. You can read more about commission camping here.

Camp in Latin America Prayer

I have had the privilege of going to Peru with Pine Cove the last three years and each year I have been so blessed by my time there. It’s incredible to look back and remember how much I learned during my short time there. We travel to these countries in order to train and equip leaders, and in the process we find ourselves learning immensely more than we could have anticipated. This year as our team parted ways after our trip, we challenged them to think of how they could share what they learned in “tweet” form- AKA 140 characters or less.

It was so encouraging for me to hear how the Lord spoke individually and explicitly to each person on our trip and it was a great reminder of how God cares for each of his children enough to teach them something different and personal. Here is a little insight into our trip through our tweets:

“No se trata de mi. (It’s not about me.) This trip I learned about perspective and how to see the world in God’s eyes, trusting He’s working. It’s not how I fit into the world and how I can work for Him, but how we all fit together for the glory of the Kingdom.”

“God’s power stretches across nations, He is far greater than my thoughts or words.”

“I learned that God is powerful in silence, and was reminded that he provides for ALL of our needs whatever they may be.”

“I was not worthy to go on this trip, but was chosen by God to witness His glory and power as he worked through us and the CCI team.”
“God’s power is not contained to my language or my country. He understands worship no matter if we do or not and the Los Piratas were awesome.”

Men Praying at Camp Peru

Posted Apr 17, 2013

Molly Spurgeon

Former Staff

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