Abigail’s move to Camp Lebanon was just the beginning of another exciting season in her life and she is thrilled to see God at work here. Having grown up in camp ministry, she enjoys discovering “camp connections” as God brings people together and works through them to tell His Story. Returning to Minnesota after three years working at her childhood camp in Ohio, Abigail is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Camp Lebanon ministry team. She did not expect God to bring her back to Minnesota after graduating from Crown College, but she does not mind being surprised by God’s plans and looks forward to continuing to discover what He has in store for her at Camp Lebanon.
Get to know a little more about Abigail in 16 questions:
- What’s your favorite color?
Grey because it never ceases to amaze me, the variety of contrast found within such a subtle color.
- If you could take a trip anywhere, where would you go?
Aside from a return trip to a favorite place, I would love to visit the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
- What is your favorite food? Least favorite?
One of my favorite foods is stamppot, a traditional Dutch dish consisting of mashed potatoes and (in this case) zuurkool aka sauerkraut. My least favorite food would probably be olives, but they haven’t stopped me from trying something new.
- What do you do for fun when you’re not a camp?
I love to spend time with friends and family.
- If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1?
I’d resolve the disparity found in worldwide education. We would all have the same access and right to learn.
- What was the last really great book you read?
I have really enjoyed reading Eugene Peterson’s book, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”
- Do you volunteer anywhere?
During the school year, I have the opportunity to help teach Kindergarten and 1st grade girls at my church’s children’s ministry.
- Who was the most influential person in your life?
Many people have had significant influence in my life from my parents to my college advisor. They challenge me often to seek God and to dig deeper into His call for my life.
- What is one piece of advice you would give others about life?
Life is a journey. We don’t have to have all the answers. We just need to know how to run to the One who does.
- What is the best part of working at Camp?
Being both challenged and encouraged by the great team of staff and volunteers that support the ministry here.
- In your own words, what is your job description?
I have the privilege of learning the names and stories before our Campers ever arrive at Camp. Processing registrations is one part of beginning/continuing significant relationships with each and every individual/family that comes to Camp.
- Describe an embarrassing moment.
Does anyone ever share these?
- What is a Bible verse that has meant a lot to you?
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 ESV
- What is one of your favorite jokes?
Well this isn’t exactly a joke, but… “I’m really glad that worked. Those would have been terrible last words.” -The Doctor
- What is one special moment you have experienced at camp?
One of my favorite parts of any retreat/camp is having the opportunity to participate in corporate worship. It doesn’t matter who we are or what we carry. When we join together in worshipping our God, amazing things can happen!
16. If you could add one thing (building/event/feature/anything/etc…) to camp and cost wasn’t a factor, what would it be?
I would love to see a team building activity like a high ropes course or rock wall as an addition to our program.