This summer at CentriKid was an incredible time of ministry. It has been awesome to see kids worshipping and hear how God has been at work in their hearts and minds. We love that campers learned about big truths from Scripture about how we are rescued from captivity, reconciled to God through Jesus, and restored for a purpose. Here are some stories of how God was at work.
- A church leader in Kentucky was chatting with one of his adult sponsors who attended camp that was really tired and questioning why he came. That adult sponsor picked up a coke bottle with the name of one of the campers in their group, and later that week had the opportunity to lead that child to Christ. The church leader thanked me for helping create an environment at camp where God can move in the hearts of kids.
- A church financial secretary called to get details about how to contribute to the missions offering after camp. The kids from their church in Georgia got home and continued to talk and pray about the IMB missions project, One Cup of Water. She said they collected another $150 to help repair water wells in India because the kids cared so much about what they heard at camp.
- A staffer, who spent 3 summers serving with CentriKid Camps, shared about the impact camp had on her life. She gave her life to Christ as a child while attending CentriKid. She never felt called to serve in full-time kids ministry, but she wants volunteering and serving in kids ministry to always be a part of her life. This summer while teaching the kids about God’s purpose for each of us, she was challenged to use her degree in Political Science in a way that best honors God and serves him. She expressed how CentriKid had a huge impact on her life.
We are blessed to serve in ministry that affects so many children. The work of the Lord is sometimes unseen, but I’m thankful for these instances this summer where God’s hand was clearly evident. Thanks to all who attended camp this year at CentriKid. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your church at camp next summer!
Jeremy Echols (@coachechols) leads the @centrikid team, finds new camp locations, plans training, and lots of other projects. He met his wife Emily working camp, and their daughter #BabyMadison was born in 2011.