Is There a Place for Me?
Blogger Jan Edminston wrote recently about the idea of hospitality within the Church. (Read her blog here http://achurchforstarvingartists.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/is-there-a-place-for-me/). We say we want relationship building and community, she says, but do we actually live like it? She asks the Church the question: Is there are place for me?
At Camp Wyoming, part of our vision envelops the practice of hospitality. We want everyone who sets foot on our site to know that they are important to us and to this ministry. Whether you are a member of the board, a summer camp counselor, a guest with a retreat group, or an Explorer camper, you matter here.
Hospitality is an idea found in Scripture. Jesus says in Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” When we show kindness and generosity to others, when we welcome them though they might be different from us, when we care for them and love them no matter who they are or where they come from, we are behaving as Christ would. We demonstrate the love of Christ in a powerful way. As John wrote in 1 John 4:19, “We love because He first loved us.” Because we are loved by God, we are able to love others.
Join the Camp Wyoming vision. Help us make this a camp where everyone has a place. No matter how old you are, where you come from, what language you speak, there is a place for you here. We hope to see you this summer, to welcome you, and to walk with you as we take this journey together.