Great summer fun. Stronger friendships. A deeper commitment to spiritual growth. The start of a relationship with God.
For the youngest kids, VBS—Vacation Bible School—brought God’s love alive through music, skits, activities, sports, and teachings. Over 350 kids took part, with a couple hundred volunteers hosting them through the week. Claire Howard with VBS says the week went smoothly, and she says 5 kids said they invited Christ into their hearts. She also says most of the kids memorized the Bible verses that were featured through the week!
Older elementary-aged kids enjoyed TNT Camp, which is built around a missions focus each year. This year they featured the realities of life in Haiti. Over 70 kids took part, and 3 kids said they prayed to ask Jesus into their hearts. Camp Director Amy Cooksey says kids were very excited about memorizing Scripture, with some memorizing 20-30 verses during the week.
Over 250 middle-schoolers went to Blowout Camp, and Brad DuFault says, thanks to camp counsellors, it was a spiritually significant week for the kids. 12 students received Christ, and others were better able to understand decisions they had made when they were younger. Brad says a lot of students made major strides in their maturity and willingness to serve, and many built their friendships. Plus they had a lot of fun!
Let’s thank God for all the volunteers who lovingly hosted so many young people, offering these kids the chance to walk more deeply with God in their growing years and to make lifelong memories of friendship and summer fun!