Why did you decide to come to King’s Domain?
I knew I wanted to be on a summer mission and I love working with kids.
Why did you want to work with children?
I’ve always enjoyed children’s ministry and know it’s something I want to do in the future.
Funniest camper story?
During the middle of a torrential storm one camper was so happy to be in the water and on an adventure she was licking water out of puddles!
Where is your favorite place to go off camp and why?
Well at camp I love going to hang out in the pool when the campers have gone home because it’s super relaxing and fun. I also like the bookstore, library, and movie theatre in town.
What has been one of the best things about camp life and why?
Being with people all the time, we get so much intentional time to get to know everyone.
What has been one of the hardest things about camp life and why?
Being with people all the time also has its downfalls. I need to make time to be alone and rest, and if I don’t have that time, I get worn out.
How has the staff helped you at KD?
They have challenged me on things that I think or do, especially in my discipleship group.
What is it like working with the other college students? What is the environment like?
I think it’s a really cool community because we’re all going through the same things. I like that we have so many shared experiences that can bring us together. It can also be stressful because we don’t always know what’s going on with each other outside of camp.
How have you grown since the beginning of the summer?
I’ve grown a lot in working on my pride and confronting it. I’ve realized how much it is there and what I need to do to work on that. I feel like I have a greater appreciation for the gospel now. I am craving time with God more and more.
What do you think is unique about King’s Domain?
The kids come from such different backgrounds and that is a challenge for me because it’s something I am unfamiliar with. It’s unique because we all had to support raise to get here, so it’s not something we’re doing out of selfishness. We genuinely want to serve God.
What will you take away from this summer?
I will take away more skills on how to interact with kids and how to handle stressful situations. I have learned how to lead and how to follow.
What are some important things you have learned about yourself at KD?
I’m more capable than I think. I also found out I really like leading small groups.
Would you recommend this experience to other people? Why?
Absolutely! I think whenever you take an extended period of time to intentionally serve God and other people you’re going to grow from it.
Bowling Green State University
Communication Sciences and Disorders