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“I love coming home and telling people how much fun it was”

Sitting at “The Back Table” this weekend I had the privilege of talking with Julia, a nine year veteran of MBC.  Julia started coming to camp as a winter teen camper when she was just twelve and now at twenty one she is a faithful volunteer and friend to Monadnock.

Julia came to know Christ as her personal saviour while attending winter teen camp during her second year here.  In 2012 Julia ‘aged out’ of her youth group and teen camp and decided she liked it where well enough that she would try her hand at volunteering.

When I asked about her time volunteering she smiled as she recalled a particular weekend.  “The ladies were late to their snack and when I saw them finally, they were partying.  It was great to see Jesus in the fun they were having.”  Julia enjoys her time volunteering and has even gotten others to come be a part of the family because of her experience.  “I love coming home and telling people how much fun it was.”

Julia is one of eight children and she has brought along at least three of her sisters to start volunteering at MBC for the simple Joy of serving.  I should mention that while we were talking, two of her sisters were also around the table playing games with some of the other volunteers.  One of those volunteers was there this weekend because of the role Julia played in getting his family involved a couple years earlier as well.

“This place is a hub for Christ.  There is a general Joy to the family here and a spreading of the Word of God.”  This, explains Julia, is why she keeps coming back and why she keeps telling people about the place we call Home.  “It exemplifies Colossians 3:23 and 24 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Thank you Lord for bringing Julia and her family to Monadnock, and thank you Julia for being a servant willing.