This is my 23rd spring with Amor. It is my Easter tradition. I began my work at Amor with Project Barnabas in 1992 and slowly transitioned into a "Blue Shirt".
One of the things about spring I love the most is seeing everyone in camp and in the communities. There is a sea of people from all different walks of life. I believe it is a glimpse of heaven.
It does not matter if you are female or male, young or old, Catholic or Protestant we all come together to serve and to share and to receive God's love. It is that one mission that focuses us and transforms us truly into one body - the bride of Christ. Our wedding march is the ringing of hammers as walls are taking form. In unison we build, transforming our lives and those around us.
At night the camp is filled with singing. A melody of voices celebrating God. All making a joyful noise. Can't you just see our Father on His throne beaming with pride? His children united, one melody in unison rising on up. Some words in Spanish, some English, some tunes fast while others are slow but as they blend how sweet the sound of a thousand tongues.
As night falls all is quiet and a peace washes over the camp. We sleep like children after a long day of playing in the sun. It does not matter who is in the tent next to yours, do they wear a suit to work or coveralls? Do they bike to work or drive a truck? Do they worship on Saturday or Sunday? None of this matters as we end a day of worship and gain rest for tomorrow.
Just like in heaven, we are one.