2022 August Character Camp

August 8, 2022

2022 August Character Camp

Our August Character Camp went very smoothly, and we were able to connect with the kids that came!

Our August Character Camp went very smoothly, and we were able to connect with the kids that came!

Monday, we had our first day of Character Camp! It went really well, and the kids enjoyed the activities and messages. We had a pretty large group of kids, and it was fun doing crafts with them, swimming with them and playing bump.

Tuesday, we had 30 kids and about 10 teen leaders. Our biggest group yet! The kids enjoyed playing basketball, gaga ball, swimming, throwing tomahawks and knives and also baking cookies. One of the boys was super excited about baking cookies, I guess he’s never done it before but has always wanted to. After our chapel, one of the girls who has been coming for a long time, talked to my dad and asked him about Christianity and whether you can follow two religions. I think she was concerned that she wouldn’t be with her family in heaven.

Wednesday- We decided to do bread making and that was a hit! That is always something the kids enjoy. We also have continued to do the joke of the day. This time we put out a question box for them to write questions about God, heaven, or anything Christian related. We got some good questions but also sad ones too. Today we are planning to answer some of those questions.

Thursday went really well. We had our slippin‘ slide set up and that was a lot of fun for all of us. The kids decorated cookies and played pool a lot. That game is a major attraction for all the teen helpers. I had a really long and great conversation with Halle about the Lord. She is one of the girls I’ve connected with a long time ago. It was cool to just talk about life and see her perspective. She knows the gospel, and I think she is still considering whether or not she will accept it. Please pray for her heart to turn to Christ! She isn’t coming today, but I’ll probably see her this next week when we are here at the ranch. We did questions and answers for the session and the kids asked some more questions afterwards. I think they are going to get answered today. Please pray for wisdom as they do this!

Friday- We only had some teen leaders, because the kids were with their parents. They spent the day hanging out with us and playing pool. It was a good chance for us to connect with the older kids and my mom had a good long conversation with Michelle. the boys and girls club director. Overall, it was a fun last day, but we did miss all the kids!

Please pray for these kids since we won't be doing a program with them until April. Please help their hearts to be softened and that they would accept the Gospel.

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