Friday, June 24, 2011

Vineyard Camp: Session C

Let's be honest.... this was a Horrible No Good Very Bad Week!!!!! And I'm not even kidding  a little bit!  I thought about only telling you all about all of the great times I am having at the Vineyard, but if I didn't tell you the honest truth who would I be? Not the real Mosby!!

So the bad week started with a rough Sunday check-in.  All cabins were full and then next thing I know I have 4 extra campers show up!  This can always be expected to happen so I just grabbed Dean and thankfully he fixed everything and I calmed down.  The rest of the day goes beautifully well...until that night.  It was 10 P.M. all campers were in bed and it was time for our usual Head Counselors Meeting.  At these meetings we plan all of girls camp activities, spend some time together, go over all that important stuff we need to go over, and then off to bed for us!  I was super excited because I had gotten food for the girls and I really wanted to make this meeting a fun one!! Also I had pretty much planned almost everything for the following week, but the activities.  I had the theme ready, the devotions ready, everything but the specifics of the activities.  BUT before we even sat down, people were already complaining about being there and wanted to leave!!!  I was shocked to say the least.  I then got all upset and flustered and forgot about half of the things I needed to go over with them.  I was so upset by the time that meeting was over that I cried.  Needless to say I got no sleep that night.  I was so sure everyone hated me and that I was doing a horrible job. All I kept asking was if I was doing such a bad job then why had God placed on my heart to take this position!?  I was very discouraged!

The next day I was so stressed out and upset about the night before that I pretty much cried to anyone who would let me!  I just didn't know what I was doing wrong and how I was going to fix everything!!! Also that day was the day the pain returned.  As many of you know I have trigger points on my back and left shoulder.  In over 6 months I had not had any shooting pain down my arm or back, and that day I did.  This also really discouraged me.  Thank God for my sister is all I can say!! If she had not been there I do not know what I would have done! She calmed me down and told me she was going to fix everything! And thats what I needed.  I needed help, but I was afraid to ask for it! Seriously people she is the best and lifted me up and helped me get through all of this.

Tuesday morning I woke and was sick.  I was super congested, dizzy, and achey all over.  Not a happy camper to say the least!! But I had to go on with the day.  Between campers running off and having to go up and down girls camp hill countless times, I was exhausted and people noticed.  I wished they hadn't but they did.  Thankfully they were all friends and I had nothing to worry about or hide.

Then Wednesday came.  The night to talk to my head counselors about needing their help.  And also Camp Out Night.  All of girls camp was suppose to Camp out.  And lets just say many people did not want to.  And they lucked out... it stormed so we didn't have to.  But Mattie sat down and talked to the girls and I am hoping that we are all going to be on the same page for the next week.  They all responded well, and I am hoping things are going to turn around this weekend.

Thursday comes and I was pumped!!! Three cups of coffee before 8:30 and boy was I hyper!! It was fun because we got all of the girls into it!!! It was XiRho day and I was bound and determined to have at least one good day this week! And I did.....till that night.  Drama Drama Drama!! People need to just do their jobs and it would make mine so much easier!!!

Now it is Friday, and it is my day off!! I am happy to be out of camp for the day and I am hoping this time alone will help me to calm down from this week!  I am seriously in need of some prayer right now!! Pray for me to be encouraged and to have the strength to get through this next week!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vineyard Camp: Session B

Two weeks down, and six more to go! This  past week was another AMAZING week!! We got our first campers and really got to start the summer off with all of our activities.  Between getting to know people better, working our jobs, and spending time with campers, there has been lots going on here at The Vineyard!

Sunday was our first check in day, and lets just say it was CRAZY!! About 100 campers came to check in and we had staff running all over the camp to make sure the campers were getting settled in.  I was responsible for greeting all of the female campers and their parents.  SO many hands to shake! It was a long afternoon but we got everyone here safe and sound!

Monday was the start of a crazy busy week for me! Between making sure all campers arrived, getting cabin listings for the following week done, and also coming up with 21 Deaconess names for my staff, I NEVER stopped.  I didn't get rest period, and I was always running up and down girls camp hill.  I also almost lost a camper once, but no worries we found her safely in another cabin!

Even though I have been super busy, and got asked 5000 questions a day, I have LOVED my job.  The girls camp theme for this week was Fear Factor and I talked to the girls about how they had no need to fear because God is always with them.  I have also gotten the chance to see one of my staff come much closer to the Lord since she has been here!!! Honestly people I could not be in a better place right now!!!

Mid week I got a pretty awesome surprise..... Mattie came up and surprised me!! I knew she was going to come at some point but had no idea it would be Wednesday!! I have been so happy to have her here! She has been so great in helping me with how to be GCD and also just a good listener for me!  I love that she is here and want her to stay all summer!!

I have had a great week as you all can tell! And I cannot wait for next week to get to know even more girls!!! Again prayer is always welcome for me and for the camp!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Vineyard Camp: Session A

This past week has been my first week of my 11th year here at Camp Vineyard! And boy has it been a good one!!  The friends are good, the jobs are hard, and fun is being had by all! I am so excited to be updating you all on what has been going on this week!

First and most importantly, I got promoted to Girls Camp Director (GCD)!!!! As a camper this was always the job I always looked up to and never thought I would get to. But this summer is going to be my chance to prove to all what a good job I can do in leading these young girls.  I look forward to being able to share parts of myself with all of them, and helping them come to Christ.  It will be hard work, but it is something I have been praying about and feel I am headed in the right direction.  All prayers for this job will be greatly appreciated!

Session A is always staff orientation week here at camp.  This is a time when we all get trained on our jobs and the camp, and spend some time getting to know one another.  It forms a great community among the staff and lets us relax a little bit before we receive our first campers.  We are also doing many projects in order to get the camp looking as best as possible!  As I have gotten to know all of my female staff I have come to love each of them!  They are such amazing ladies who love the Lord.  I really am looking forward to spending time with them, seeing them grow here at camp, and creating life long friendships with them!

Speaking of friends, there have been many old faces that I have been able to see this year and many new.    The first day I arrived I was greeted by many friends I had not seen in a year and it was so nice to be able to catch up with them.  I love the people I meet here and love being able to see them year after year!!  I have also met several new people who seem like they are going to be pretty awesome! I seriously cannot say enough how much I love this staff and how much I am looking forward to being able to work with them and be friends with them!

As many of you know this camp means a lot to me and I am so grateful that I get the chance to come back each year.  I love it and feel at home here.  The Lord is very present in this place and I am getting to see him working on a daily basis.  That being said, prayers for this camp, and this summer are always needed.  Please pray that there is safety here for any campers who come through our gates, and that each staff here can be the best they can be!

Love from the GCD in her office :)))

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Vineyard Camp and Conference Center

For the past 11 years I have attended the Vineyard Camp as a camper and as staff.  And this summer I will be returning again!! I am very excited to get there and see many old friends, as well as make many new friends!

I leave Friday morning to go to Tennessee first in order to see some very important people to me.  And then Saturday morning I will leave there and head to camp!!  While at camp I will have very limited time to talk and have contact with people.  But if you love me you will write me letters and emails and send me packages full of super fun stuff!!  Here are the address for all of that!

email: Subject: Mosby Hardin
packages and Letter:
1945 Vineyard Road
Westfield, NC 27053

I will love everyone who sends me something!!! Also I plan to do weekly updates about camp so that you all will still be able to know what is going on in my life:))

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Favorite Things!

Since summer started I have found two new favorite things!
 This one was a gift from Becky! It's and earring holder that she made me! I have loved being to have all of my earrings on display so that I can choose which ones to wear! It was easy to make and seriously a major new favorite thing!
This nail polish has got to be the best nail polish ever made.  Like seriously people its amazing! It dries so stinking fast its incredible! I don't know about you but I always mess up my nails waiting for them to dry, and with this stuff there is basically no waiting at all!  And to top it off both of these colors are amazing! I know the teal looks weird, but trust me its cute!

Just thought I would share some new favorite things in my life! Hope you all enjoy!!