Hey guys, what a great week of camp. Thanks so much for taking this journey with us. I can’t wait to hear some of your stories about what God did in your life this week and what He will continue. Remember even as you go home, don’t let your schedule run your life. Be still and know that He is God.
13 thoughts on “Area One Camp”
I would just like to share that this past week has thought me to come out of my comfort zone since camp ended today iv been using Facebook differently I have about 800 friends half of them I hardly no so iv been talking to that half I don’t know and asking them if they go to church and if they are saved and if they tell me that they don’t go to church or they just don’t know god I’ll just tell them how mighty god is what he can do in there life how him him in there life invite them to church I actually had a girl today say that she wants to come to my church next Sunday
Camp was really great! God spoke to me through your sermons. One thing that I was reminded of is that God is always there for me. I need to take time to get to know him. Another thing that really spoke to me was that He wants to fill me with Himself and His glory. I wad really changed this week and reminded by Unhindered that I am not the same, I’m a new creation. God has forgiven me for my sins through Jesus and has moved inside of me. Thanks, Mr. Todd for being there to deliver God’s message for us. (BTW, I’m the girl who’s friend asked you to eat lunch with us on Wednesday!)
This week has been wonderful!! The Lord has really spoken to me in am.Devo, your sermons, and forums. I realized that my life is just way to crazy, and that I spent little time with the Lord. But being serious is not the only thing I enjoyed at camp, every day my friend saved a seat for either Unhinderd, or you until our other friend asked you to sit with us. It has been fun, quiet, and changing. Thank you soooo much!!
This week has been wonderful!! The Lord has spoken to me in such a way through am.Devo, your sermons, and through forums. But being serious isn’t the only thing I liked. Everyday during lunch and dinner, my friend(Megan Aebuckle) saved a seat for either Unhinderd, or you until our other friend (Hope Hughes) helped her out and asked you to eat with us. This week has been fun, quiet, and changing. Thank you soooo much!!
‘Be still and know that I am God’ our camp theme was awesome in
It’s self and the ocean was GORGEOUS. But what was magnificent to me was how God the mighty Savior spoke to me Wednesday & Thursday night. He told me to let go of some things and I did. Even though Its only been like 12 hrs I feel as if he will continue to give me strength when my faith weakens. The things I let go are dead just like Todd had said, they won’t matter if it doesn’t glorify the Kingdom of Our Father. On the ride back to LA, I read Heaven is For Real. Let me tell you it is awesome. It gives you a foretaste(a Dixie cup of koolaid) of what heaven is like. I learned this week that silence doesn’t kill you, our sins do. To finish this off my favorite aspect about camp wasn’t the worshiping, wasn’t the quiet time it was the debreif time. It brought my small youth group from friends to family. We laughed, we cried, in my opinion this was my favorite camp yet.
Todd thank you for all the work that you have done in area one. I changed so much i learned that silence is important to us and that silence is in fact golden. It allows us to hear god. I also would like to say that much like hope my youth group has become family. Thank you Todd you have worked with so many youth in the name of god that i know none of them were not changed. I’m trying to let go of the dead things in my life and with god’s help i will be able to do it in time. Also thank you for signing my shirt.
Camp was amazing. your messages helped me open up ansd get reconnected with God. the first thing i did when i got back home was sit down and read my bible and be still. i learned more about myself in the week i was there than i have in a long time. thanks todd, area 1, and most of all God who is my rock and everything.
This past week was just amazing for me. I’m so glad I was there. I’d just like to say that I am that sarcastic, cynical, snarky person. Todd pretty much described me perfectly when he said that, and I found out later that most of my youth group immediately thought of me. It’s something that I’ll be working on now with my amazing youth group and my awesome God. 🙂
P.S. I’m definitely going to be eating more pizza!! 🙂 🙂
Dear Todd, you’re sermons changed my life. I look at my life COMPLETELY different now. Mostly with love. You showed me and helped me see how God can really love me and how I’m supposed to be loved. I went to the love forum and reccomended it to all of the girls in my youth group, all but 4 went (out of 10). I got so much out of camp. Oh, one last thing, you inspired me to become a youth minister.
Thanks so much for your message & your heart for teenagers. I know that God is and will continue to deal with those in my youth group as well as with me. I admit I sometimes let my work for God get in the way of my relationship with Him. I look forward to watching the Oak Trees grow 🙂 Thanks to all of you who shared this wonderful week.
I went to Area One and you preach well.Your messages really hit people and they really touch my heart. You have great analogies and your jokes are funny, but you should learn to laugh at your own jokes. 🙂 The camps are really great and someday i hope to touch people the way you do.
The week of camp was a great blessing to me. I went as a youth leader and I learned so much about the importance of being still and listening to God. I have recommitted myself to spending time with God and paying attention to what He is saying to me. Thank you, sir for teaching us from God’s direction and for helping us realize the importance of silence, solitude and simplicity. Our youth director challenged us to give up something in our lives that is not important in order to make time to spend alone with God. We are trying to do that for 40 days to establish a habit. Thank you!
Well it has been a few weeks since camp, and my time with Jesus is still amazing and new each day. Everywhere I go since camp, I see things that remind me to be still.
I went to camp as an Adult leader, thinking I would be more busy making our youth behave than learning or growing closer to God, but boy was I wrong.
Before camp I read my Bible and said my prayer each day, but totally zoned out during most of it. Now I find myself listening for God! And the great thing is, I am hearing him!
He is my list now, not just Number One, but involved in everything on my list!
Thank you Todd for allowing God to speak through you!