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Cole Marshall, Black Diamond Intern

I love being an intern at Black Diamond Camp for many reasons! I love the community I get to work in and be surrounded by. I love getting to serve others every day and know that my actions are making an impact on the lives of the people who come to camp. I also love working with others while running different activities, it’s great to see people come out of their comfort zones to try things that might be daunting to them and see them overcome what they thought their limits were, discovering they are more capable than they thought!”

One thing God has been teaching me throughout the internship, is how to be diligent and put my best effort forward. In life I’ve always wanted to try to do my best in everything I do, but sometimes when you’re having to do a big job, or multiple jobs, it’s easy to let small and what might seemingly be unimportant things slip through the cracks. For example, when you see some trash lying on the ground you might not think to pick it up, or you might not think to put back cleaning supplies or other equipment that you know doesn’t belong where it’s sitting. I’ve been really challenged lately and asking God and myself, “Am I really putting my best effort forward, or am I doing the bare minimum?” While I’m out and about in my day I want to bless the people who come through camp, as well as the people I work with. I don’t want to leave a job half finished, waiting for someone to come finish it for me. The difference is so apparent in and around our lives when we take that extra step to put others before ourselves and give our best effort to bless them. It doesn’t go unnoticed even in how camp looks, the little things make a big difference on the grounds, and in the heart of whoever comes through.

-Cole Marshall, Intern
Black Diamond Camp

Permission to Rest is Granted

This morning, in my time with God by the morning fire, the message was simple and clear: You have been granted permission to rest. Yet, the real challenge for me, and perhaps you too, is to receive and take the rest that has been generously granted to you and me. Will you take a few minutes to reflect with me on what God has to say about different types of rest? Scripture • For the weary person carrying heavy burdens ...

Just a Hint of Heaven

In Mark 6:30, Jesus called His disciples to “come away and rest by yourselves.” It was an invitation to separate themselves from the work of the Kingdom, from the press of the crowds, and from daily cares. And best of all, they got to just be with Jesus. That’s what coming to Warm Beach Camp has felt like for me personally. It’s been an invitation to come away and spend time with Jesus. I have been attending family camps at ...

Words from the Heart

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Romans 10:10 NLT The writer of the book of Romans is sharing words from his heart. He wants everyone to understand the way to be made right with God. He longs for everyone to be saved. Listen to what is being said: Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and ...