Thursday, June 18, 2015

Camp Musician Of The Month: Annie Lawrence

Our featured YL Camp Musician this month is Annie Lawrence. Annie is no stranger to the ministry of Young Life. She first visited Windy Gap at only five months old! Annie was involved with Club & Campaigners and a senior leader for her high school. She went to Frontier Ranch as a camper in 2008, and although she was already walking with the Lord, he brought a great amount of healing to her heart and her relationship with him that week. The Lord used a gal doing camp music with her husband, Ellie Holcomb, to love on her well that week at camp. From that week on, she knew she wanted to get to love high schoolers in the same way - showing Christ through music and bringing hope to the broken. 

Annie believes it's a true privilege and honor to get to share her story and songs through the wonderful ministry of Young Life to kids who long to be loved. Annie has served on Work Crew, Summer Staff and last summer served on her first summer assignment as Camp Musician at Lake Champion. She has also served on numerous weekend camps with Capernaum, WyldLife and Young Lives. Annie will serve as the Camp Musician this summer at SharpTop during session 2 and at Rockbridge during session 3. 

Her latest music is here on iTunes.
Visit Annie’s website: www.annielawrencemusic.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @annieplawrence
Email Annie to play at your camp or banquet.

What other Area Directors are saying about Annie:

"I'll never forget hearing the Gospel alongside Annie's heartfelt, original, and compelling stories at a weekend camp last fall. High school students who joined the trip that weekend encountered Jesus's love in tender words and song, and for many, those words made all the difference. I was thankful for the truth I heard in her music, and I hope to hear it again soon." -Justin Ryder, Metro Director, Rutgers University

"I am a big Annie Lawrence fan. I got to see Annie lead Young Life in college at James Madison and then we served together this past summer at Lake Champion. I spoke and Annie was special music. She did an incredible job and was always willing to serve kids and the team. Her music opened up another avenue for kids to hear the Gospel. Annie was so available to partner with leaders to go the extra mile to help kids process the Great Love Story they were hearing. Annie loves Jesus and loves people." -Pete Hardesty, Young Life College, Eastern Division Coordinator

"I had the privilege of serving on an assignment with Annie Lawrence. Annie has an incredible gift of sharing Christ through her songs. She uses her own experiences of searching for God as a way of drawing kids in to relate in their own personal way. Annie has a unique ability to reach all types of kids. I think the fact that Annie purposefully takes the time getting to know kids during free time and hearing their stories speaks volumes to them. Kids love her for it! She understands the mission of Young Life and will serve in any way possible to help kids hear about Christ. The Lord is using Annie in powerful ways to share the Gospel." - Julie Ilg, Executive Staff, Harrisonburg, VA

"I first met Annie at Windy Gap when she was on Summer Staff and I was her SS Coordinator. It was obvious then Annie had much to say. She would pick up her guitar when we were just hanging out in Cedar Mountain Lobby and play. It wasn't long before the Summer Staff was gathered around. Little did she know "The Valley" (Ellie Holcomb introduced that song on our Assignment) would define part of her story as well, but she has walked through a valley in the past 2 years courageously clinging to Jesus. She is a Ravenwood High School YL leader helping John and Peyton, two high school kids, lead Club music. She is a genuine and tender friend." -Eve Sarrett, Associate Regional Director, Tennessee Region

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