During the summer of 2011, I was privileged to be able to spend eight weeks in Bermuda as part of the NBBI summer ministry team. Yet, at graduation time this past April, I was still not sure what I was going to do this summer. I wanted to make sure that what I would do was what God wanted for me, not my own plans. And at just the right time, I was given the opportunity to serve the Lord at Hampton Bible Camp as the administrative assistant.
My job included answering phones, paying bills, managing the tuck shop, ordering food and registering campers. I had never done anything like that before so it was a big challenge for me. I learned a lot of things fast and faced many obstacles along the way. I learned what my weaknesses are and also in what ministry areas God has gifted me. When I am finished at NBBI, I would love to continue serving God through administrative work.
My summer at Hampton Bible Camp has been an amazing experience. The camper’s days were packed with canoeing, archery, horseback riding, swimming and games. Many did not want to go home at the end of the week. We were able to present the Gospel to nearly 200 campers, several of whom trusted Christ as their Saviour. I am very thankful for the staff at Hampton Bible Camp and for their desire to see children grow in the Lord. I never thought that this is where God would put me this summer, but I am extremely thankful for the opportunity I have been given.
Post by: Alisha Ardern, senior student
This post appears in the October 2012 Open Bible Bulletin.