One of our favorite days of the year is the day we pick up our children from Christian summer camp.
I love to meet our children’s counselors and hear about what they have done during the week. They introduce me to their friends and tell me about all the fun and challenging things they did. Excitedly, the children tell me about things they learned and decisions they made in their faith.
Last year I visited the camp for their Friday closing service. Students shared testimonies of God’s work in their lives during those short days. As I sat listening to the service, one of our children came over to me. He hugged me, cried, and hung on to me for several minutes. He shared that he desired to stand up more for Christ and his faith. Last year, the same young man placed his faith in the Lord at camp. What a joy to witness his recent baptism.
God has used summer camp to form spiritual inroads into the lives of our children. Many of the children in our homes make important decisions while at camp. Our houseparents and staff have the privilege of helping each child live out the decisions made at camp.
You make it possible for our children to attend Christian summer camps. Thank you for caring for our children. Please give to provide a camp experience for our children this year.
Jeff Oswald, Michigan Director
P.S. Your gift will help provide a memorable camp experience for our children.