CAMPER BLOG – Jacob Hainaut

Jacob Hainaut, 17 from Benton First UMC in Benton, Ky.

Jacob Hainout

Jacob Hainout

Before PUMP Camp, I had gone on several mission trips at local levels. I expected this 2015 camp to be quite the same–sing some songs, eat and build something. However, throughout the week, God opened the hearts of many and sent forth His Holy Spirit, all in all, making PUMP Camp a rejuvenating time of missions and Godly fellowship. I was hit hard by the fact that the leaders as wall as the youth offer their time, not only to some, but to help everybody through whatever it was they were going through.

If I had to use one word to describe the entire week, it would have to be “love.” The sense of community was brought together by the love of God, through the love of everybody around me. I made long-lasting friendships and got connected into a growing ministry of servanthood.

I heard the leaders says, “God was with all of us through our trials, but more importantly, He will never leave us.” It hit home.

My PUMP Camp experience was one of true joy and great learning.