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‘Me and Jesus are tight’

By Darcy L. Fargo

Darcy Fargo

Sept. 13, 2023

“Hey, Jake,” I said, excitedly. “This Jesus is awesome!”

For the past couple months, my son has been using a 3D printer to create nightlights featuring a depiction of Jesus commonly associated with Camp Guggenheim. At one point in his production process, the 3D printer began having mechanical issues. After several failed prints and a little tinkering, I had repaired the printer, and I delivered that quote when we seemed to be successfully printing a “Guggy Jesus nightlight” for the first time in days.

My comment elicited the following conversation:

Jake: Mom, Jesus is always awesome!

Me: I agree, dude! Me and Jesus are tight.

Jake: Me and Jesus are tight, too.

That was one of several instances in the past handful of weeks in which my son talked about his relationship with the Lord or encouraged someone to trust in the Lord.

I don’t remember any such instances before his recent summer spent at Camp Guggenheim. Jake spent two weeks building leadership skills in the Camp Guggenheim’s Teen Vision program, and he later spent a week as a camper.

Camp gave Jake opportunities to grow experience and live his faith. It gave him opportunities to practice talking about his faith. It gave him confidence and leadership skills. It helped him build connections with others. After spending so much time at camp this summer, Jake is full of the love of Christ, and he’s sharing it with those around him.

The Bishop’s Fund and the generosity of those who support it helped give that to my son, and I am so grateful for it. The Bishop’s Fund helps keep Camp Guggenheim affordable to all. The Bishop’s Fund does far more, too (read about it here).

I believe good things happen when we share the burden. I’ve seen it in action in my family. I’ll be supporting the Bishop’s Fund this year. I encourage you to consider doing the same.

The difference it makes is awesome.

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