Amber Besson, children’s director at Urban Hope, talks about the amazing week Kingdom Kids had at Camp Conquest.
We have been so amazed by how God has blessed Kingdom Kids @ Camp Conquest through your
generosity and prayers this year. God did amazing things in the lives of 71 campers and 42 staff members.
Thank you so much for the role you played in helping children and adults to grow in their knowledge of who Jesus is.
At chapel, we studied Romans 8 and learned about being a part of God’s family.
Monday, we talked about how to become a part of God’s family by putting your faith and trust in Jesus as our Savior.
Tuesday, we learned about how we gain brothers and sisters in Christ to help us follow Jesus when we become a part of God’s family.
Wednesday, we learned that in God’s family, God is our Father; we can turn to Him and talk to Him even when we can’t turn to our earthly fathers.
Thursday, we talked about our Family Power Source, the Holy Spirit, and how that power helps us to continue making choices to honor God, our Father.
Friday, we ended the week talking about the fact that being a part of God’s family means we inherit the suffering that Jesus went through on earth, but we also inherit the Kingdom of Heaven—that is where our hope must be!
At “Sista Time,” the girl campers learned how to be godly sistas who turn to their Heavenly Daddy for all they need. They talked about how to be Sistas who have each other’s back. They also learned that we have a good, good Father in heaven, even when our dad is not here for us on earth. Lastly, they learned that we pray about our dreams and trust that God’s
plans are always best.
At “Man Time,” the boy campers learned how to be brothers who lean on Jesus. The “men” learned how to ask Jesus for help. They also talked about how to respect women. Finally, they learned that real men work hard.
Each night at campfire, members of our staff who are from the neighborhood and have been transformed by Jesus, shared their “family stories.” This time was dedicated to showing our campers that being a part of God’s Family isn’t always easy, but in the end we have a good, good Father in Heaven.
Through all of these teaching times, many campers and staff left camp a part of God’s family and wanting their family and friends in the neighborhood to join God’s family, too!
To find out more about Urban Hope, visit urbanhope.net.