This spring I took a similar leap of faith in a Pittsburgh Starbucks when I filled out an application to be a Site Director for City Camp. I had a job waiting for me at the camp that I had been working at for three summers; it was a job I loved in a place I love with people I love. So instead I applied to a camp that I did not know much about, in an unfamiliar place with people I don’t know. When I accepted the job, I felt the same excitement that I did on that bus to Edinburgh. I feel that God has given me yet another opportunity to learn from some amazing people and do some amazing things. So, here it goes, a new leap of faith.
I would like to think that the story ends there, with me as the fearless heroine leaping into the unknown, but in reality, there is no gamble in working at City Camp. I’m not taking a huge risk by working in this community this summer because we are all being called there with a purpose. In my interview I learned that this summer I will be challenged to grow in my faith. I will be a part of a community built around love. It’s always scary to try something new, but sometimes I think God knows where you need to be.
I have been hearing about City Camp for a few years now. I grew up in the Diocese of Central PA, which is right next door. Instead of writing a paper one day, I found myself on the Diocese of PA’s website reading about City Camp. I was drawn to its focus on mission and community, so I thought applying couldn’t hurt. But, after I submitted my application, I realized that this is where I wanted to be this summer.
My point is that I think God has gotten me to where I need to be right now, and he will continue nudging me to the light even when I think I’m avoiding it by getting on a bus to Scotland. I am ready and excited to meet new people, work my butt off and to make the most of this summer
So, cheers to a new adventure!
Have you ever taken a leap of faith? What happened? How did it help you grow professionally, personally, and spiritually? Tell us about it in the comments section below!