Years back I read the book Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski; my older brother had read it and then suggested that I do the same. It was interesting, challenging, and truly inspiring. But…I was 14. It was like a spark that never became a flame. It created a desire to act, to experience, and to live out my faith. But soon, over time, all that faded and I continued my regular life of a teenager.
In his book, Mike and his friend Sam are just average middle class Christian guys who decide to go from comfort and wealth to poor, hungry, dirty, ignored homelessness. All by choice. All because they wanted to see if their faith could handle themselves being uncomfortable.
Like I said, for me, this book was inspiring. Then I moved on with “my life” and never did a thing. This is why I think I’m so in love with the idea behind GO! Camp.
I was 14, got inspired, and then just let it all fade away into nothingness.