Work Camper Reach Workcamp 2001 - Weston, WV
June 24 - 30
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For the fourth time in the last 6 years, I spent a week at a Reach Workcamp with my youth group from Matthews United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. This year we traveled to Weston, WV. The trip only took about 5 hours, and we arrived safely at Lewis County High School Sunday afternoon (June 24).

Monday morning we headed out to our worksites in and around Weston. There were about 300 youth, counselors, troubleshooters, and Reach staff members. So we made up over 40 seven-person work crews. Our tasks included painting, roofing, all kinds of repair work (siding, floors, doors, ceilings, etc.), and some new construction (decks and wheelchair ramps). We worked from 8am - 4pm, Monday through Friday (Wednesday only until noon and Friday until all the worksites were finished!).

Each night, we had an evening program that included singing, joke-telling, skits, games, slide shows, sharing time, and group devotions with our work crews. On Wednesday night, we held a talent show that produced some powerful moments for those performing and those in attendance. The nights were brought to a close with evening reflections in our own youth groups.

The theme for our devotions all week was "Whisper Loud". Each day our devotions during lunch and the evening program talked about how we can hear and know God better through Circumstances, Prayer, Scripture, and People. By week's end, we could see and feel God's presence in the community, in our work crews, and in our youth groups. We left the camp ready to return home and "whisper loud" about the love of God to anyone who would listen!

I had a great week at the camp. Be sure and check out the pictures and bible verses from my trip, as well as the official Reach Workcamps website!

The B-Man

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