I have never felt so inspired and overjoyed when I think of the word ‘traveling’…. My heart skips a beat and it sounds cheesy, but I know that is exactly what I am suppose to be doing with my life now. I’ve never felt so strong about something…
This year is a year of finding who I truly am! Last year, I had a glimpse of what it was like to fully be who I was and I loved being this person. I went to a Christian Summer Camp called Camp DeWolfe and experiencing life in an unfamiliar place. I grew to love all the ups and downs that came along with the camp journey. I loved learning new things and being myself without trying to impress others.
Ever since I returned to New Zealand after camp and my travels, I felt like a new confident person! A person who knew what she wanted and was on fire for God, wanting to do whatever His plan was.Since I’ve been back home I’ve been working with a goal in mind. It really does help those long days.
This year I have the opportunity for my goal to happen, to go back to Camp DeWolfe and grow more as a person and help others grow also. Not only am I going back to camp and seeing many familiar faces, but meeting new faces and sharing new experiences, such as teaching drama and paddle boarding, which I’ve dreamed of doing but never thought would happen.
I’m also moving to the UK straight after camp. This is a time for me to reflect and discover more about myself while being in the unknown! ‘I was born very far from where I’m suppose to be, so I guess I’m on my way home’ – This quote resounds with me, because I am born for a bigger purpose, I am here to be used. I am incredibly thankful for the places I have been and the people I have met along my journey so far. I think back a couple of years ago and would have never thought I’d be actually living out my dream to travel. I was so comfortable at where I was, but for me, comfort was not enough..I wanted more.. I wanted to live a different and exciting life…
Some people say that you are either born to be a missionary in your home country or born to be a missionary over seas.. I feel I was born to make an impact where God leads me to the the unknown countries than my own.
‘For I know the plans I have for you declares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.‘ (Jeremiah 29:11)
I am on an adventure, ready to experience my identity in Christ!
-By Beki Joyce
(Returning Camp Counselor/Drama and Paddle-boarding Instructor)