Monday, July 14, 2008
I just received a phone call from camp - Matt was terribly homesick and needed to talk with us. Andy and I had discussed prior to his going how we were going to handle this situation. We stood firm and told Matt he was to stay at camp and listen to what God had to say to his heart. I know that that seems heartless, but if we let him come home he will NEVER venture out to do anything again. We also believe that he needs to learn that we sometime have to do HARD things - like go away from home when we don't want to. Yes, this is hard for him, but I believe he will grow from this experience. Please pray that he will put his complete trust in God for this week and that he will think positively. Pray for his consolers, Brook and Ben. They will need it!