Girls Camp: Mission Possible

always need a goofy pose
i had the incredible opportunity last week to go my church's Girls Camp. 
it was the first time i had attended camp since i was a girl myself and it was definitely an interesting, amazing, incredible, life-changing experience. 
there were moments of complete clarity & inspiration and others of exhaustion & frustration. 
but mostly the feeling i had the whole time was overwhelming love for these girls. 

my life is changed from their sweet spirits and example. 
i'm in awe {and frankly quite jealous} of their strong faith & testimonies. 
they know who they are and they stand strong in their beliefs. 
there is no way i was like that when i was their age...
in fact, i'm pretty sure i still am not like that. 
but being around them makes me want to be a better person 
and to hopefully turn out at least one-quarter of amazing as they are. 

if you ever have an opportunity to work with the youth, i HIGHLY recommend it!! 
it is one of the best experiences i have ever had. 
and they truly have made my life better just by being near them. 
[you girls keep me young! oh, i love ya so much!]

busting out random dance moves. a common occurrence up at camp :)
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8 comments:

Night Owler said...

Looks like a great opportunity and a wonderful time. Looks like a great group of fun girls. I'm sure you had a blast and will take lots with you into your daily life.


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Amberly said...

I feel the exact same way about my young women, I wish that I could feel as confident and strong in my testimony as they do!

karajean said...

I'm definitely jealous! I could not go last year b/c I was pregnant and I was supposed to go this year but I recently decided I could not b/c I don't feel like I'll be able to leave Owen. Plus, I'll still be nursing him, which would be very inconvenient to deal with up there. I hope to be able to go soon! It looks like you girls had a blast.

Siri Natalia said...

Both my sisters (KineBritt - YCL & Mathea) just got home from that exact girl's camp! I see Sister Larson in the pictures lol. Looks like it was a blast!

Ali Mills said...

I'm so glad you had fun!!! I told you you'd be GREAT at it!

Gentri said...

I hope to work in the YW when I go back to a home ward. :) That would be my favorite- easily! I love working with that age, they were always my favorite to teach dance to and I just love being a part of their lives during a hard stage. i am so happy you had this experience! Sounds amazing! BTW- you look way too cute to be camping! haha

Sam M said...

That's early in the summer to have girls camp. I'm glad that you had a good time with them. Girls Camp is such an important thing for girls to attend each year.

Brittany Jean said...

This looks awesome!! What a blessing for you to get to go with them.