The summer camp season begins in about a week, starting with over 250 middle-schoolers heading to Camp Chautauqua for Blowout Camp.
Brad DuFault with the Junior High Ministry says they have three goals for camp. “First and foremost, we hope to see students make big decisions for God, such as deciding to start a relationship with God, reach out to friends, serve in their small group, or simply take ownership of their walk with God.”
Brad says secondly, they want to see the students build deep, strong friendships with each other through their time at camp. And “thirdly, we want them to have a lot of fun so they learn that following God is exciting and not boring in the least.”
You can help make it a great week for the students--camp organizers ask you to pray for the camp. Here are some specific things to pray for:
- For God to give the teachers a burden for what they’re sharing at camp.
- For students giving their testimonies to be filled with confidence and excitement to share how God changed their lives
- For those who do know Christ--that they will decide to follow Him at this camp.
- For the students’ daily morning time in the Bible and prayer.
- For post-teaching discussion groups--that students will process what they heard in the teachings and open up about their thoughts.
- For a smoothly-run camp and unity among the camp staff, counselors and students. And for lots of fun for the students!