Camp Grace is the place

Camp Grace is a place to draw to or closer to Christ.

There is a feeling of peace on the entire camp. For me that is important because I need to slow down from being busy and neglecting things and people that are more important than “doing stuff” everyday.

My mission in life that I believe is inspired by Christ is for me to be significant and to serve millions. My for profit business Diamond Directors as well as my charitable organization L.E.A.D. that I operate with my wife Kelli Stewart allows me to fulfill my life mission.

I believe that the only way to hear what Christ instructs us to do is to be in a quiet place and be quiet.

Camp Grace is a place to overcome your fears.

On the property there are so many fearful things for me to do like catching fish, zip lining and riding horses. I’ve gone fishing before with my dad and uncles when I was younger and I never touched the fish because I was scared that they would bite me. Zip lining has always been a non topic for me because I’m afraid of heights. Horses are too big and if I can’t communicate with you it’s hard to deal with you.

I overcame my fear of touching fish this week at Camp Grace and I actually traveled on the zip line and walked 50 feet on a tight rope. I was so physically tired when I was done doing both but mentally and emotionally stronger.

To be an effective leader, your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical tanks can’t be empty. Camp Grace filled me up until we go back in November.

Camp Grace is a place to draw closer to others.

The mission of Camp Grace is to connect with like-minded partners in transforming the lives of under-served youth. Camp Grace strives to strengthen what their urban partners do by providing a high capacity, high quality overnight camp experience coupled with three additional relevant camp events through the year.

L.E.A.D. serves thousands of young men from Atlanta Public Schools directly and indirectly with programming every year. It’s impossible to spend the quality time that we would like to with them while in Atlanta. Camp Grace gives us the time to get to know them in a safe place where we all feel vulnerable to share what’s hurting us as well as what’s empowering us.

In 2013, Kelli and I spent our 15th year wedding anniversary at Camp Grace and I think we are going to make it a tradition.

Thank God for the place that we love called Camp Grace.