Kanakuk Kamp directors embody Christ’s heart as a great teacher. They devote their lives to discipling, encouraging and guiding staff and Kampers toward deeper relationships with Christ and each other every day.
We’re excited to highlight these incredible leaders in our next blog series, “Kamp Directors: Then and Now.” Through this series we will take a look at how they came to know Christ and hear what the 2016 Kamp theme “Run Free” means to them. We’ll also share practical ways to seek the Lord from their personal experiences. Follow along as we learn, grow and celebrate with them in the freedom that comes through our Savior!
Brittany Ingram | K-7 Women's Director
Brittany grew up in church, but did not know Christ as her personal Savior until she came to Kanakuk. She was a Kamper at K-Klassic when she first truly heard and understood the Gospel. It was then that she accepted Christ at the cross talk. She was filled with joy and couldn’t wait to return home to tell her family the exciting and life-changing decision she made!
To Brittany, this year’s Kamp theme, “Run Free” means that we are completely set free in Christ and can run in the freedom that He gives us! She cherishes the opportunity she’s been given to see Kampers and staff truly walk in the truth that they are free in Christ.
Brittany’s advice for Kampers is to fight for consistent time in God's Word every day. She believes scripture is the best tool in our daily lives to encourage and guide our walks with Christ. She holds onto Hebrews 4:12 as a reminder that the Word is living and active, and that God has given it to us as a tool to grow and know Him better.
“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” - Hebrews 4:12
Beth L. Wiebe | K-West Women's Director
Although Beth grew up in church and accepted Christ in the 8th grade at her church youth group, she didn’t really understand what it looked like to walk daily with him until high school. It was there that she became friends with kids who went to Kanakuk each summer. They showed her what it meant to have an everyday relationship with Jesus instead of treating Him like a Sunday activity. At volleyball and basketball practices, she joyfully sang the Kanakuk songs with her teammates who went to Kanakuk each summer. When she graduated from high school, she couldn’t wait to work in a place so many of her friends loved that would allow her to live in freedom and joy!
To Beth, the theme “Run Free” means that she has been freed not only from sin, but from her old self; she is a new creation, free from the bondage of sin and the hold the world once had on her. In light of her Savior, worldly things seem insignificant.
Beth advises Kampers to surround themselves with other believers who will hold them accountable for their actions and encourage them in their relationships with the Lord. Like Brittany, she also believes that staying in the Word is crucial to finding wisdom and inspiration on how to live life to the fullest.
What does “Run Free” mean to you, and how can you share this freedom in Christ with your friends, like Beth’s friends did?