“Broken, But Not Ruined.” Lessons from Summer Camp

My name is Brooke. Like a lot of teenage girls, I sometimes struggle with confidence and self-esteem.

But I’m a different person now, thanks to somebody like you. And here’s why.

Last summer, I wanted to go to Summer Camp with The Salvation Army. Unfortunately, however, my family couldn’t afford it. But then someone made a donation that made it possible for me to go!

“Crying is Not a Sign of Weakness”

At camp, I gained a whole new perspective on things like weakness, strength, and being broken. I learned that weakness isn’t bad, but sort of like a gift to help mold us into stronger people.

I also learned that crying is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. One of the leaders told me that crying is a form of cleansing — as the tears fall, you are being cleansed. I realize that my past will always be a part of who I am, and that I should embrace that part of me.

Summer Camp made me realize that I am broken but not ruined. And my newfound confidence makes me want to become a better person.

I hope you can see how much good you’ve done by supporting The Salvation Army. Just look at how my life has changed!


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