Silvercliff starts with two busses full of high school students approaching the shadows of Mt. Princeton, one of Colorado’s eight 14,000-foot peaks. We slither through a few roads covered by trees to reveal a small camp of log cabins tucked away on the north side of the mountain.
Our students unload and unpack their bags in preparation for a week that is always powerful. The sound equipment is unloaded, materials are handed out and the adults meet to understand the plan for the week.
This year our Camp Pastor, Lance Shoemake spent the morning Bible studies teaching our students about the call on the students to be the church. In the evening we learned about the reflection of Jesus being lived out in our lives day-in and day-out.
Each evening when all was done we spent time as a church group just talking about what God has done in our lives. It was a powerful time for UBC students to really share with the group what is happening. We say our groups come together to make devotions to grow. Not on just an individual basis but as a group, keeping each other accountable to move towards Christ as a group.
When God speaks into the lives of teens I am moved. Nothing helps me to see the heartbeat of God more than these incredible students sharing about Christ in their lives.
Through this week God’s word was sent out and it did not come back void. Our students heard those words and took them to heart. Lives were changed and hearts were stirred for a life seeking the Incomparable Christ.
I want to thank everyone that had anything to do with Silvercliff this year. Your time, money, prayers, support and all around encouragement are what make weeks like this available for our students. Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do for our kids. We love you UBC!