Camp Stories – Rachel

By July 22, 2010Summer Camp

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The pressures of High School of drugs, alcohol, sex, being skinny enough, and being accepted puts an enormous amount of stress on students to simply make it through another day without picking up one of these habits. Rachel happens to be one of those students that struggled with the pressure of High School life and began to smoke marijuana to relax and ultimately be accepted by some of her peers. Recently, she was caught in her unhealthy habit and since has been trying to get her life straightened out. Rachel arrived at senior high camp Monday night and a burden covered her heart that very evening during her first chapel service. Rachel is “hungry for a change” in her life. No longer does she want to continue down the path she has begun. In the fall she will be attending college in hopes of completing a Nursing degree where she may be a helping hand and a compassionate heart to the people in her community. In the mean time she is looking for God and those positive supports around her to give her strength in terms of her addiction, friend choices, and dependence on boys to define herself. She has the desire to have the Lord Jesus Christ as the center of her life and is making steps daily to walk down the path of righteousness and love.