Hi, my name is Kylie Bradley I am 20 years old and live in Huntington Beach. I had the amazing opportunity to be a leader at this years YoungLives camp!
Here’s my story…
For the past few years I have felt the Lord calling me into ministry. A year and a half ago, after graduating from high school, I went away to YWAM (Youth With a Mission) for six months. During this time I lived in Hawaii and Ghana using my gifts to help bring joy and the love of Jesus to people all over the world. Ever since I returned home I’ve prayed about where the Lord might want to use me here locally in Huntington Beach. I’ve been involved in YoungLives for the past year or so volunteering at club once a month, but I always knew there was supposed to be more. I wanted to get to know these girls personally on another level.
When Myrna called me a few nights before camp and asked me to come as a leader, I knew this was it. This was my opportunity. I really felt the Lord telling me to go for it. So I did!
This camp was filled with crazy adventures, lots of fun, and awesome memories but more importantly made me realize this may be the direction the Lord is calling me in long term.
Here are some of the highlights from my time at camp….
The moment we arrived at camp we hit the ground running! (literally) After our first club we wandered into the dark forest with our war paint on and prepared ourselves for the unknown. We jumped right into an obstacle course complete with mud pits, swinging ropes, and tires to jump through. It was a blast and a great way to start our time at camp. Throughout the camp, our days were filled with lots of fun activities.
One night near the end of camp, we had a dance party with foam bubbles and ended it by jumping into the pool with all of our clothes on! I was encouraged by watching the girls conquer their fears whether it was doing a ropes course, riding horses, or zip lining. They faced their fears and went for it! It was so fun getting to know all of these beautiful girls, walking alongside them and encouraging them on their various journeys.
After attending camp and spending time with all of these wonderful people, I feel so blessed and honored to be able to be a part of such an amazing ministry. I’m super excited to see how the Lord might use me in the future with YoungLives, and what doors He may open for me to walk through!