Good Morning Everyone,
What a blessing it was to see parents and their kids all fired up early this morning as they prepared to head to the mountains of Missouri for a week of fun at Kids Across America! About 16 years ago I loaded up a van of 8 boys and went to Kids Across the America for the first time. Over the years we have taken hundreds and hundreds of kids from our neighborhood to Kamp and, for many of our kids, it has been a life-changing experience.
Kamp is more than fun, it is a week full of opportunities for our kids to be surrounded by godly counselors and staff members who desire nothing more than to introduce kids to Jesus. That is the reason why we keep going back year after year.
During the week our kids will stay in cabins with other kids from around the nation. They will have countless opportunities to play basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, swim, learn to ski, fish, rappel, go through the “tree tops” course, and much, much more. They will learn leadership skills that will greatly bless them long after Kamp is over. The kids will learn to study God’s Word and have opportunities to worship the Lord with all of the other kids and adults who will be at Kamp.
This morning I was so blessed to see the group of adults who got on the bus with all of our kids. I want to thank our Pastor, Herman Stevenson, and his wife, our Children’s Minister, Dana Stevenson, for all of the work that they have put into making this trip possible. I also want to thank our Youth Pastor, Bennett Geister, who has done such an incredible job working with all of our kids during the past 6 months or so. Bennett just got back from a week long trip with our High School kids backpacking in the mountains of Colorado and now he’s hitting the road again. Bennett, you are a bona-fide STUD! I also want to thank Heather Meldrum and Kelsey Rogstad, who work year round as teachers at Western Village and as volunteers with the young people at BCC! Ladies, you are something else! Last of all, thanks to all of the folks who have made the trip possible by providing funding, working the registration tables, and loving on our kids throughout the year. You are an amazing group of folks. Please keep our kids in your prayers as head to KAA.
In His Steps,