Summer LINK Clemson: Living Life Together

Summer LINK Clemson: Living Life Together

Holding down the fort here in Clemson! Our team had a great time of learning through the word and bonding with each other last week in Myrtle Beach. You can read Shelby’s blog below about our time there. Since we arrived back in Clemson last Saturday, we have had a full, but fun week!

For me, this week has been the first “normal” week of Summer Link activities in Clemson. I was taking a class the first part of the summer, the week after my class ended I had the opportunity to go to Summersalt with the Crosspoint youth, the week after that was Myrtle Beach, and now here I am!

As most of the other summer link teams were sent off to their locations this past week, I had the privilege of helping drive the India team to the Atlanta airport on Tuesday. Tuesday night was a fun time as we all got to be a part of Sammi’s surprise birthday party!

(Who knew a few balloons could be entertainment for hours?)

Yesterday for July 4th, Sean and Alex had the team over to their home for a cookout.

(the girls, minus Shelby and myself)

Tonight, we embraced the rain and went to all 9 innings of the Greenville Drive baseball game! They won (all because of us, of course)! We saw a beautiful firework show afterward!

(showing our support for the Greenville Drive…and America!)

As for my personal growth so far this summer, the most important thing I have learned is how to be a witness for Christ in the same town I live in. Before, I have always gone far away on missions, but it has been cool to serve the community through Crosspoint. It is such a sweet time to be saturated with the Word and live our daily lives together with the team. I have loved being poured into by my discipler, Mary Emily.

(Mary Emily and I catching a quick nap in Myrtle Beach)

This summer, I have grown to have a longing and thirst for the Word that I do not think I have ever had before. Christ is clearly working in my heart and changing me.
Psalm 42:1-2
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Where can I go and meet with God?”
I am excited about what God has already started to do, and I’m excited to see what He has yet to do (in myself and our team) during the rest of the summer! Thank you for your prayers.

By: Kaitlyn Odom