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Hannah’s Story

I grew up in Hillsboro, Kansas, which is a really small town, and I ended up going to MidAmerica Nazarene University after high school. I met so many new people and made lots of new friends. I had always wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps and work at a Christian camp at least one summer while I was in college. I always thought it would be an amazing experience and opportunity that you pretty much only get in college. I had absolutely no idea which camp I would want to work at, but God worked in some really cool ways and guided me to Youthfront. I was introduced to Youthfront by one of my best friends from college. It was getting to the time in the semester when I was thinking about a summer job and she encouraged me to apply. I got the job of Office/Assistant Videographer my first year. I remember getting the email that I was hired and just being overcome with joy at the opportunity that I was being given.

Driving onto the camp property for the very first time for training weeks was one of the most exciting and terrifying things I have experienced because I had no idea what to expect. I ended up falling in love with the place and the people who work here.

I originally was going to spend this summer working somewhere closer to home to make a little more money to pay for school. I didn’t think that I was going to work at Youthfront again right away, but God opened some doors and He closed others and I ended up applying and was hired again. I had that same overwhelming feeling of joy when I was told that I got the job in the Snack Shop. Everything was going just great and I was so excited for summer until the last week or so of school when I became very sick.

I was originally told that there was no way I could work at camp this summer and that I needed to be on bed rest for a few months. Hearing this news, I was devastated. Having something that I was so excited for and passionate about being taken away was one of the worst feelings ever. I listened to the doctors and was on bed rest for almost a month and I could feel myself gaining strength back. After a few weeks, I went back to get my blood work done again and my levels were completely back to normal and I was released to work the day after training weeks had begun. I ended up only missing a day as opposed to missing almost half the summer like we originally thought would happen. I was able to see God’s hand working in my life and I knew that me being able to be strong and healthy was a gift and I didn’t want to waste it. I am extremely grateful that I was able to return to Youthfront again and not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for His healing hand. I know that I’m here this summer for a purpose and that fact helps keeps me in a servant mindset.

This summer, I am working as Assistant Snack Shop Supervisor. One of my favorite aspects of working in the snack shop is getting to work alongside the Teen Staff. They are completely awesome and I appreciate all the hard work they do. It is so rewarding to get to build those relationships and get to know them through working with them and also in Teen Staff small groups.

The rest of the staff is absolutely amazing. The work we do here can be very challenging at times, but the people I work alongside help make it so much fun. Each and every staff member brings their own strengths and viewpoints and I think that is so cool. It’s almost like a giant patchwork quilt. We all come together in our differences to create something beautiful. I have never met a group of people more willing to serve and give of themselves to help others. I always feel like I can fall back on my Youthfront family for support and prayer any time.

To me, Youthfront is a place where my faith can be put into actions through serving others. The community among the staff makes it feel like home. When I am here at camp, I feel like I am doing Kingdom work. It is an incredible opportunity to be able to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Hannah Bostic, Assistant Snack Shop Supervisor at Youthfront Camp West

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