Camp of Champions in Eaglescliffe!
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
We simply had an amazing week with Camp of Champions in Eaglescliffe last week! We had over 140 children and 45 young people attend camp through the whole week. The team of 26 youth and adults from Liberty Baptist in Hampton, Virginia did a fantastic job engaging the community and building relationships with the campers! Each day we did four rotations of team recreation where we played sports and crazy games. We also built in a spiritual team time where we taught a lesson from the Bible. During team time each day the students from Liberty shared their stories of faith in Christ! That personal connection and developing relationships through the week was a dynamic combination! The Lord moved powerfully and several children and young people turned to Christ in salvation! It was an outstanding week and lives where changed for eternity.
Another aspect of the week that was fantastic was seeing churches and organizations partnering together to impact the community. The staff and volunteers from All Saints Church in Eaglescliffe did an amazing job helping us put things together and facilitate the week. Two of the days the weather pushed us indoors and they rearranged schedules and events to allow us to fill the place with children and youth! Wednesday night we had a kids’ pizza party and a youth pizza party that packed out the place with children, youth and parents. They provided meals, coffee, and tea for our team and for the parents of children who attended camp! The Vine Church and All Saints served as host homes for Team USA. Twelve different families provided great meals, transportation, cross-cultural experiences, and a place to get a good night’s rest! Liberty Baptist in Hampton, Virginia provided 26 fired up and enthusiastic youth to reach out to the community! I think God smiles when we come together as a TEAM! There is a spirit of unity taking shape in Teesside and I believe God loves it when His church comes together as one to touch a community! Special thanks to Thaddaeus Taylor, Julia Powell, Gaz Jackson, Tim Wye-Williams, John and Kathryn Belmont, Theresa Brentnall, Kev Clark, and Iwan Matheson for all their hard work in organization and administration! You guys are the dream team and I am really looking forward to doing it again this summer!
In HIS JOY,