Ted Williams was one of the first-ever campers at Laity Lodge Youth Camp back in 1967. He was twelve years old at the time. His mother had been at Laity Lodge when Keith Miller and Howard Butt announced a new program for kids, Laity Lodge Youth Camp.
She was sure that her Ted needed to go.
Years later, Ted still remembers Howard Butt Jr. ‘s Roundup talk about servant leadership. He also remembers learning about servant leadership from Frog Sullivan who jumped into action to help unclog the septic system during camp. Frog could have ordered others to do this work, but he showed Ted and the other campers that a good leader happily and eagerly does what needs to be done.
Missy was one of those other campers. She was ten that year and remembers how Frog made God feel real to them in his Roundup talks and in the way he engaged with campers. God wants to be intimately involved in our lives, Frog would tell them in the old pavilion, presenting the gospel to them in a way that was easy to understand.
After hearing the Gospel from Frog one night during Roundup, Ted began his relationship with Christ.
He also began a relationship with Missy that year, and they grew up as camp friends at LLYC. Years later, Ted asked Missy to be his date to a fraternity function, and their sweet camp friendship turned into more.