Jason was finishing his junior year. He had become a Christian his sophmore year and had spent the last year breaking up with his girlfriend from highschool. He told his Bible Study leader he wanted a break from girls. One of his goals for the summer was to stay away from girls. He did not even want to talk to girls.
This is not because he thinks all women are horrible. He just didn't want to be drawn into a dating relationship or an more intimate friendship with a girl. I think he had to figure out what he wanted those relationships to look like before he ventured into them.
So, Jason packed up his things and drove himself to Branson, MO. He knew no one and is a quiet person.
Upon arrival, he gets somewhat of what he wants. He is put in a room with 3 other guys. No girls- check. The first few days are introductory days. A review of how to share your faith, what to expect during the summer, rules, the importance of a quiet time, and getting to know you games. During the course of these few days, our staff project director said- Look to your right, look to your left. By the end of this summer, one of the 3 of you will be dating someone. Statistically, 1/3 of all summer projects kids start dating each other during their project and some even go on to get married.
I was thinking- but I don't think I'm supposed to get married. I will just be happy for those who do.
Jason was thinking- that won't be me. I don't even want to talk to a girl this summer if I can help it!