When I first heard of the Oshkosh Camporee I was so excited, I thought to myself that I would get there no matter what it took. Now that I am here I feel so accomplished because my church worked very hard to raise the money; however, things were put in perspective when on the first day of being here in Oshkosh, a Mexican vendor came by our tent with a suitcase.
She was selling pins and shirts. I look over at the prices of them and they are outrageously expensive, we asked her why the prices were so high and the story amazed us.
She told us that she knew she had to go to Oshkosh, she worked very hard to raise the money to go but she did not raise enough to go back. She decided to go to Oshkosh anyway, she says she puts her faith in God that she will sell enough merchandise to make it back to Mexico.
After hearing this story we all gladly bought her pins and bid her farewell. I may have worked hard to get into Oshkosh, but this lady taught me what I was working so hard for. It amazed me how much trust she put in God and made me realize that Oshkosh is so much more than a camporee.