Blowout Camp is Xenos' annual camp for middle school students. In the weeks leading up to camp, junior high leadership had regularly been praying through a list of dozens of students whom we didn't think were Christians. With some, we just weren't sure because they didn't have a clear testimony. The counselors and mature junior high students were very focused on making sure these students understood the gospel message. At camp, four of these students prayed to receive Christ! And for the others on our prayer list, we found that fourteen had prayed to receive Christ prior to camp. These confirmations are exciting. Continue to pray for the remaining students that the seeds planted there would bear much fruit.
A number of cell group leaders reported that students were taking major steps forward in their desire to know God better, serve others, build spiritual friendships and share Christ.
Junior High Ministry Assistant Director Brad DuFault says the teachings, testimonies, discussion groups and morning devotions were great this year. The student testimonies were especially powerful and the discussion groups had better focus and openness than in years past.
Praise God for attending to the details. This year's camp had the highest percentages of non-Xenos kids and first-timers ever and yet camp went smoothly.
Brad says, "It was so much fun! We feel very grateful and built up by your prayers! Thanks so much!"