Guest post by Kenny Maple
I’ve really been anticipating this summer – my fifth at Asbury Hills. They’ve not been consecutive; I last worked at camp the summer of 2006. My summers at camp mostly consisted of maintenance work. I was proud to serve the camp through the cutting of grass, the cleaning of bathrooms, the removal of garbage from the premises, and also the coveted job of assisting in the maintenance of the waste water treatment plant. I enjoyed this work immensely. Seriously, I did.
This summer is different. I’ll be serving in the capacity of camp pastor, and I’m beyond excited.
I spent the last year and a half serving as a missionary in Sofia, Bulgaria. There I was involved in a number of efforts like discipleship, small group ministry, and sports ministry. These projects had me working with gypsies and orphans and refugees and children. I loved it. God blessed me with those opportunities.
Previously, I served as the director of youth ministry at Fairview Presbyterian church in Fountain Inn, SC. I also spent time as a missionary in Poland. (To learn more about this, check out Kenny’s book.) I have a Master of Arts in practical ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Lander University. I’m passionate about missions and making disciples. I also really love sports, music, writing, and this camp.