The following was written by Bentonville Summit student Abraham Aguilar, who is a senior at Bentonville High School.
In the 4 years that I've been to Camp War Eagle, I've always heard about Ozone, but I never bothered to ask anyone for more information about it. This year at camp, staff gathered all the older cabins together in the craft center and began to tell us about Ozone. I became more interested in attending, and with the enthusiastic encouragement from all the Ozone directors, I made the decision that once I was done with camp I would attend Bentonville Ozone.
My first day at Bentonville Ozone was probably the best. I was not expecting to do so many activities and meet so many new people. Being able to participate in crazy, made-up sports made it even better! Apart from all that, I was really looking forward to the message that either Matt or Ellie [Bentonville Ozone Directors] would give. When I found out that we would be focusing on the book of Luke and talking about the birth, the life, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I was very excited to see what I could learn from them.
Throughout the many times I've gone to Ozone, not once have I not had fun. Every time I've gone, I either learn something new about the Bible, or I meet new people. Being a part of the Mentoring Program as well, Ozone gave my mentor, Jackson Hoyt, and I an opportunity to get together before Ozone and study the book of Ephesians. This is another thing I greatly look forward to every Thursday. I get to study and meditate on two different books of the Bible on the same day, AND have fun with a bunch of people who are also seeking a closer relationship with God. It’s a win-win situation!
Ozone has greatly encouraged me to keep seeking God's word, and has inspired me to learn all that I can about the Bible so I can go out and spread God’s word and love to those who need it. It has also strengthened my desire to help other people and be a center of support and encouragement to those who need a boost every once in a while. My favorite thing about Ozone would probably be the fact that I’m surrounded by people who love God and are willing to learn more about him. I’m always seeking the word of God, and I’m always trying to find different opportunities to just learn and hear about God's word. Ozone definitely fulfills that desire.
As the semester was coming to an end, and Christmas was soon approaching, I began to think back on what an awesome year it has been. To be able to get together with awesome Ozone directors, Mentors, and fellow campers/students, made my year a whole lot better. Not to mention the awesome Christmas party that was held to end the year of 2012!