In the middle of so much happening here – from our front room to the donations about back, and to 45 different Rainbow Express® sites this week alone, July is the month for camps.
We had our first camp this past Saturday. More than 250 children (4th, 5th, 6th graders) came, and it was so much fun. In partnership with Camp Thurman, the campers enjoy a host of outdoor games – including rock climbing, zip lines, slap dodge ball, and swimming, and more. The young people enjoy a healthy lunch cooked by the Mission and delivered to the camp.
We have six more camps coming in July, seven altogether. The camps are divided into three different age groups: 1) younger children (K-3rd grade); 2) older children (4th-6th grade), and youth (7th – 12th). The younger kids camp, affectionately titled “kiddie camp” happens on Tuesday nights in July, and the others occur from 9:30 to 3:30 on Saturdays.
The children who attend these camps attend our Mission Arlington Bible studies and congregations®. The families of many of these students would not be able to afford a camp like this. For this reason, our camps are provided at no charge. We can do this, because of your constant, faithful support.
Please pray with and for us during this month of camp experiences. This past Saturday, at our first camp, seven campers started a new relationship with Christ. For some of us, it will have been a great experience, but considered “just another camp.” For these campers who met the Lord there, however, it was a day that will never be forgotten. We pray that these camps will be just what our Lord desires, and that we won’t miss one young person who needs encouragement and support.
Thank you so much for your prayers, your help, and your gifts. You are making a difference in the lives of many young people across our community.