epic takes over indian hills camp…
i love camp.
goin to camp always gets me fired up. friday was no exception. one of the greatest blessings for me, as part of the rock photographers, has been the chance to go to camps with the rock academy and rock youth ministries. over the years ive been privileged to get know many of the kids and ive known quite a few since they were in jr hi and in the case of rock academy students, even before that. so to see them at epic hi school summer camp is really a treat.
those who know that im heading to mexico in 3 days may think im crazy. i was thinking the same thing as i was packing up my gear yesterday. but as they started rolling into camp i decided to use this time to prepare myself for God was gonna be doin in mexico.
in case there was any doubts…once worship started, i was blessed and humbled once again. i love taking pictures of folks, young and old, fully abandoned worshiping our God! but its especially sweet to see hi school folks who dont care what others think and are willing to praise God whole heartedly. thats not to say that every student here was like this, not yet at least…there were folks lookin around, and a few you could tell wanted to raise their arms but were scared. thats ok. theyre here and more importantly, the Holy Spirit is here!
after worship, they showed the movie to save a life. it was originally released in the theaters last year, and ive heard nothing but good stuff about the movie. so i was glad to see it and more so, after i saw it. the readers digest version of the movie is its about hi school students getting serious about their relationship with Christ and looking to make a difference in their world. not just when things are good, but in the bad times as well. and seeking out those kids that others look down and make fun of…realizing that we all have baggage and issues, and to not let appearances fool you.
after the movie, pastor mark asked that they break into hi school classes and pray that God would allow them to be the difference in their schools, that they would be the one to show the Love of Christ to others in their schools. they closed the evening holding hands in prayer and praise to God!