It’s been said that we’ll be the same people 5 years from today except for two things.
- What we learn
- And the people we meet.
Think about it.
Who you’re becoming will be shaped by what you learn and who you hang out with.
Stories of strangers becoming friends and changing the world are countless.
In business, like Bill Gates and Paul Allen – friend as teenagers who created Microsoft.
Or Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who together created Apple.
In entertainment, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon said he remembered talking backstage with Timberlake for the first time. “I was totally nervous and Justin was nervous and we both ended up having good night together,” “We’re good luck to each other—like each other’s rabbit foots.”
Or Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
Barrymore told the story of how she and Diaz first met at a coffee shop. Barrymore, then only 13, was working and served Diaz, then a 16-year-old model. They maintained a friendship, but it wasn’t until Barrymore recruited Diaz for the film she was producing, Charlie’s Angels, that their bestie status was solidified.
Or in the Bible, Moses and Aaron, Ruth and Naomi, Paul and Timothy, David and Jonathan, Jesus with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.
Friends shape us, encourage us, tempt us and sharpen us…like iron sharpens iron.
- What kind of friend do you want to be?
- What kind of friend helps you be the best you?
Our youth winter camp theme is – FRIENDS. Our friends are some of the most important people in our lives. What makes a good friend? How can we be the friend to others that we wish we had? We’ll be digging into Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another in order to answer those questions.
We are excited for this winter and hope you are, too!