The Rest of a JaF Family Retreat from a First-Time Volunteer’s P.O.V.

I said a long, long time ago on here that I would write down all of the adventures that I had as a first-time volunteer with Joni and Friends in a Family Retreat. That time was great and I learned a lot of things. But I can't afford to tell the rest of the story … Continue reading The Rest of a JaF Family Retreat from a First-Time Volunteer’s P.O.V.

Secret Thoughts of a First Time Volunteer at Joni and Friends, Part 3

I don't remember whether I forgot to call Mom and Dad or my parents were unable to pick up the phone. Either way, I settled back into my hotel-style room with all of the day's events in my mind but any telling about them to my family delayed. It was a comfortable place, although not … Continue reading Secret Thoughts of a First Time Volunteer at Joni and Friends, Part 3

Secret Thoughts of a First-Time Volunteer at Joni and Friends, Part 2

The hall grew quietly thick with Short Term Missionaries on their way to the lounge area, where more unexpected surprises would happen. It had been a long day full of traveling, meeting each other, and listening under intense training sessions in preparation for when the real campers who were on their actual vacations would come. … Continue reading Secret Thoughts of a First-Time Volunteer at Joni and Friends, Part 2

The Secret Thoughts of a First-Time Volunteer for Joni and Friends, Part 1

On June 27th, 2017, my gracious Dad drove me at my request to a Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Navasota, Texas. They had accepted my application to be a volunteer short-term missionary (STM) at the camp for one week! (For anyone who might be unfamiliar with Joni and Friends, it would do you good … Continue reading The Secret Thoughts of a First-Time Volunteer for Joni and Friends, Part 1