Haylee Babb’s Life Change Story
My favorite memories growing up were the one-week trips my youth group would take to FUGE Camp. I was allowed to escape life problems and hardships to be surrounded by the most loving, supportive group of Godly college-aged staffers. I would leave camp thinking about how I could spread that same joy I felt at camp to school and continue the excitement of the gospel.
MFuge Nashville 2013 is where I heard the call from God, not a call to ministry but a call to children. This calling was to serve and lead children and show them the love of Christ. But come my senior year of high school, we had major changes and challenges arise in my church, causing it to slowly crumble, and my faith in the church had started to go down with it. It was the one place I felt most at home and comfortable. God pushed me out of that comfort zone. I expanded my relationships into the community, and it led me to volunteer as an adult sponsor for a different local church in need, and it was to a FUGE Camp.
While I was there as an adult leader, I realized how many ways FUGE Camps had helped me. It surrounded me with people who love the Lord and people who helped me to see my brokenness, so I could see my need for Him. I wanted to serve back. I wanted FUGE Camps to know what they have done for me and my family, but I couldn’t find the words…so I chose to show it with actions. I applied to be a staffer that same summer.
My first summer as a staffer was at North Greenville University 2017, where God continued to call me further down the path He has set for me. Not only did I work with some of the hardest working and big hearted people I’ve ever met, He gave me opportunities to see Him change the lives in my own home town, the lives of MANY campers from across the country, and my own. He used me as a vessel and showed me how many children still need love and guidance. I am now a psychology major on the road of becoming a children’s therapist for children who have experienced trauma. Its been a long journey and there are so many more details to the life God has granted me, but the point is… God is so good and so faithful. His plan for me will endure, and I pray everyday that I will be obedient in what it is He is leading me to do. For 2018, it’s another year of FUGE Camps and the life change that comes with it.