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taylor milligan

counselor

After being on workstaff in 2017, I never thought I would be a counselor, but God definitely had different plans. Being a counselor this summer has definitely been one of the biggest blessings I’ve ever been a part of through watching campers come to know Christ for the first time, answering their difficult questions, or just spending time with campers. In our kids camp Bible study, we have three separate lessons. One focuses on the death of Christ, one on His resurrection, and the last on the coming of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1-8 details what the coming of the Holy Spirit looked like. Verse 2 states, “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” During one of our LFR after Dark experiences this summer, it was obvious that a storm was coming in. The sky was ominous and it was the windiest night I’ve ever seen at camp. The trees were blowing violently and the flames from the bonfire were skipping out of the fire pit. During that same LFR after Dark, one of my campers accepted Christ for the very first time! The next day we walked through the final Bible study, which was the one centered around the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost. We talked about all the things that happened in the room when the Holy Spirit came. Later in the cabin that night, I was asking her what she thought about the week at camp and she answered by talking about what we had learned that day in Bible study. She said, “I just think it’s really cool how when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost, the Bible says there was a violent wind. Then last night when I accepted Jesus it was also extremely windy and I received the Holy Spirit just like the disciples did in the upper room.” Watching this little camper be able to connect New Testament events to her life was an incredible thing to witness and a springboard into the upcoming ministry of the rest of the summer at Lake Forest.