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Happy Independence Day! (and more)

Hello everyone! Happy Independence Day! Today is the wonderful day when we celebrate our independence from England. What seems like many years ago, our country was ruled by England, and we were not free. Today because of the war that was fought, we are free. America has come a long ways since the Revolutionary War, so much has changed, but today we can celebrate what happened long ago.

Anyways, enough of a speech. I’m not to good at those things. It is much easier just to say, happy Independence Day everyone! Enjoy your day today.

Now for the (and more) part of the title. So, as some of you may know, I worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship last summer. I thoroughly enjoyed the training last June, and desired to go again this year. Well, back in April and May of this year I was trying to decide whether or not to go again. I really wanted to, but my family did not have the finances to pay for both my sister and I.  Well, the time came to decided, and my family still didn’t have the money, so my parents said that if we wanted to go we had to pay for the training ourselves. Both me and my sister decided to do so. The training, Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) was from June 19-28. Now, some people might think that this is a camp. CYIA is not a camp, it is a training, with an intense schedule. As much fun as it is, it is hard. Rise and Shine is at 6:30, Lights Out is at 10:30. Between those times are classes, worship times, study groups, out loud practices, evaluations, and during the second week, 5day clubs. Even though it is hard and stressful, it is totally worth it. The friendships you make are so special, the worship times are moving, the things you learn can help you in other areas of your life, and most of all, you grow closer to God. I highly recommend looking into CEF in your area. CEF is in all countries, except one, so I recommend looking into CEF where you live. I have had amazing experiences both years I have gone to CYIA. I have made new friends, I have learned so much. Both years were hard, I’m not going to lie. But I loved it. Yes, I got sick both years, yes, I had a hard time with evaluations, yes it was stressful, but everything was totally worth it.

Now is  the time that I think I should thank a friend. I have this friend that I made last year at training. She is my hair twin, as odd as that may sound. We became friends because of our hair (not going into details). Now, she lives downstate and is about 5 years older than me, but neither of those things matter. She is an amazing person, and has inspired me. One night this year, she gave her testimony, and it was such a moving testimony. Some people seem perfect on the outside, but never assume they are all right. Truth is, we are all broken. Her testimony hit me hard, because I had never heard the full story. Actually, it wasn’t only her testimony, but others as well. Several of the testimonies hit me hard, and they inspired me. I am so thankful for the friends I have made, and I am especially thankful for my Hair Twin. Thank You Hair Twin for being my friend, and dealing with me. I love you so much!! ❤ ❤

 

What are you guys going to be doing this summer? I will be teaching 5-day clubs, day camp, and seeing relatives. I am so excited!

Anyways, I will try to post as much as I can.

-Haley

6 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day! (and more)

  1. Oh wow, that is so wonderful, Haley!!! What a blessing from God, I’m sure! 😊 So far this summer, I started volunteering at the library, I’m taking free online summer classes within my school (I’m a apart of an online public charter school), preparing myself for High School, and hanging out with my family. 😄

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    1. It was an amazing experience! Sounds like you are going to have a good summer, I couldn’t bear taking online classes in the summer. I’m not a big fan of school.
      Hey, High School isn’t that much harder than middle school at least I don’t think so. I guess it might depend on the curriculum you have.
      Anyways, I hope you have a fun summer!
      -Haley

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      1. I’m a big fan of school (nerdy, I know). 😅 I can’t wait for school to start back! — Thanks for the encouragement, Haley!! 🙂

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