My Experience at Niko Camp 2019
Thoughts from one of the youth that went to Niko Camp:
I went down to BriBri to my first 5-day camping trip, and after those 5 days I learned that God is with us in every situation, event, or activity that we face. Everyday we prayed and in every activity that we did, we had to consider God as our helper, guide, and motivator. There were times that I wanted to quit, and there were times where I talked to God to ask him what to do in these situations; and without fail, He answered my prayers. He gave me strength to keep going, He protected us in difficult situations, He motivated me to just ask him for help, not my teammates or counselors, just HIM. And with that, I got to meet some amazing people whom I shared similar life experiences with. We shared difficult times, we gave each other motivation, we inspired each other to never give up, we even shared hilarious moments together, as if we were a family. Everyday I learned more about God and his ways of teaching others about life, carrying burdens and letting them go, that there's NOTHING that can stop His love, and that WE set ourselves limits in life, not GOD, and because of that we don't get a chance to grow and see what he has planned for us. Although we might not like His ways, there's a reason why He does it. In those 5 days, I experienced a lot of discipline, which I enjoyed, because in life, you need it. If you don’t discipline yourself or practice self-control, you're pleasing yourself more than pleasing God. I unfortunately have tried self discipline many, many, many times, and failed. I made many excuses, and procrastinated a lot, "Ohh I'll ready my bible tomorrow, I don't have time" not realizing that I did have time, and plenty. So I thank the Niko camp for giving me an eye-opening, fun, adventurous, and strict learning experience in those
amazing 5 days!
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