14 Aug

Students share their thoughts on the FCA weekend that was at the Rock Springs 4-H Camp

first_imgClick here for a larger version of picture: by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For years, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Wellington load a bus and travel north to the Rock Springs 4-H Camp, south of Junction City, to participate in a weekend filled with sports activities intermixed with bible teaching and life lessens.Last weekend, 30 high school and 15 middle school students from Wellington got into a van very early Saturday morning to make the trip.  Once there each camp participant was assigned a “huddle” for the weekend – in which a group will play basketball, volleyball, soccer, long base and a few others.The team with the best record at the end of the weekend won the “towel”.  Huddles also had huddle time which include discussions from the bible and life lessons.  Everyone meets together for meals and for chapel time.  Chapel is a time for praise/worship songs and the main speaker.  The speaker for the weekend was a man named Jason Epperson.The theme for the weekend was “All In” for Jesus.The following are some of the weekend proses written by a few of those attending: “This year is the first year I decided to do FCA. FCA Conference was an experience I will never forget. At first, I was pretty “iffy” about the whole thing on whether or not I wanted to go, but in reality, I really didn’t know what I had been missing out on until I got there. It makes me wish I would’ve gone since my freshman year. Talking in my huddle about Jesus and going to chapel really got to me. Jason was an incredible preacher, and his message really clicked and stuck with me.  It made me realize that as long as you have faith in God, and go ALL IN, anything is possible.” — Jon Ryberg. “I had the privilege of being able to attend FCA Conference for my third time. Not only was it a great experience but Wellington was the biggest school there with 40 students.  One of my favorite things about Conference is getting to grow closer to God with some of my classmates. One of the many speakers there spoke out to me the most. His message was that I am too blessed to be stressed and I shouldn’t be because God will help me through anything. So, I’ve challenged myself to give compliments and encourage multiple people throughout my day and to be a light in our hallways.” — McKenna Oathout. “FCA conference never seems to fail. It’s a chance to grow in your faith, better yourself as a person, and become closer with your classmates. The hype that the FCA huddle members bring back into the hallways after a long weekend at conference, is something no one can deny. Students without a doubt can tell God has made a difference in each of our lives. FCA allows students at WMS and WHS to meet new people, and really expand in your knowledge of our savior. We are so lucky to have a school district that allows our group to be based out of our schools, and we are so so grateful to have such a large Huddle with more that 40 students attending each week. Its awesome to see your classmates pumped about Jesus! The most comforting feeling in the world is to know that you don’t stand alone in your walk with God.” — Allison McCue.Follow us on Twitter. “This was my first year attending the FCA conference, yet I have been to many things with my youth group just like it so no I didn’t feel weird or out of place. I felt the exact opposite actually. This was one of the best experiences of my life. From my AWESOME huddle to the fun activities to the CRAAZZYY chants to the amazing chapel service, I never wanted to leave. This was a time for me to further my walk with God and and just grow closer to him, and it made it easier to do that having so many other Christians my age around. The theme this year was going “All In” for God and I truly believe that’s where I am in my walk with him. I have made life long friendships and I have became a better leader from this conference. Yes, JESUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER FELT, I GET CRUNK ALL BY MYSELF!! (One of our many chants) — Katie Ledbetter. 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 306 weeks ago Sounds like a wonderful experience for Wellington youth, positive and inspirational. Thanks for sharing some of your feelings and keep up the good work. Everyone can use some kind of encouragement or simply a positive remark. Wellington has so many young role models! Report Reply 0 replies · active 306 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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