Hey y’all! My name is Emma Aldridge, and I’m extremely excited to be working on CCC Home Repair staff this summer as a Camp Coordinator! I am from Elkin, NC and I attend Elkin First United Methodist Church. I am currently a freshman at Appalachian State University with plans to study Nursing. With my youth group, I attended CCC Home Repair for five years and I went to CCC Honduras this past summer. This will be my first year on staff, but being on staff has been one of my goals since my second year at camp!
My summers with CCC have been some of the most amazing, transformative experiences of my life. I learned from CCC that I have a deep passion for helping others, and this has extended to my desire to help others every day in my future career as a nurse! One thing I love about CCC is how staff and campers are constantly seeking God’s presence. Jeremiah 29:13 says “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.” Carolina Cross Connection’s mission is about serving others and growing in your faith, but an essential part of this is seeking God’s presence constantly and “with your whole heart.” CCC has opened my eyes to poverty, disability and suffering, but it has also opened my eyes to beauty, compassion and God’s unconditional love.
I am so looking forward to following God’s call by taking leadership role in an organization that has changed my life. My past staff members when I was a camper have made such an impact on me in the way they reflected Jesus’s love and I hope to let God’s light shine through me in the same way this summer.
I’m so grateful to everyone who has made it possible for me and my youth group to attend CCC for many years, and I would be so grateful if you would donate to my staff partnership! God is going to do incredible things this summer through CCC and through all those who participate in it by being on staff, going as a camper or adult leader, or offering your gifts and prayers to this ministry.
Your prayers and tax-deductible gift will help support this staff member’s ministry this summer and further the mission of Carolina Cross Connection. Give below, or call 704-721-0033 with credit card info, or send a check payable to Carolina Cross Connection, PO Box 731, Gastonia, NC 28053 (include the staff person’s name in the memo line).