The past few years we’ve enjoyed participating in a very special event at nearby Camp Koinonia. For a few days our missionary families have ministered to our kids by planning and organizing a camp just for them. It was sort of a spin-off from the Puebla Christian School’s “Spiritual Emphasis Camp” and so it was called the same here.
However, as it has evolved it is apparent that while it is indeed a camp with a spiritual emphasis (with Bible teaching/music for younger and older MKs), it was something a little more. Unlike PCS’s camp which brings in a large group of Cedarville University students to basically run everything from Bible teaching to music to games to skits, etc., we don’t have anyone like that to help us out. So, we as parents and some of our older missionaries have pulled together to make the camp happen.
The two key positions for this camp are the Bible teachers for the younger kids and also for the youth. Chuck and Karla Topp (CAM missionaries from Mexico City) have been working with our younger kids for several years and are doing that again this year. They do a fabulous job. The kids (including Dayton…and Cameron before he bumped up to the youth group) have learned a lot of Bible verses and songs and usually we hear Dayton singing those songs in the shower for months after camp.
The past couple of years Mike Contreras (CAM missionary from Puebla) has done a great job teaching the youth. However, this year he and his family are in the USA and can’t be here. So…we’re looking. I’ve basically struck out on the first two missionaries I’ve asked and I have one more considering it but this wasn’t an area this person really wanted to do. So, what to do? I’ve thought about doing it and would do it if I really have to but it’s kind of a bummer for Cameron to have his dad teach this. Not to mention that my experiences teaching youth are pretty limited outside of 6th grade school classrooms.
So…we have this camp that normally is in early April but we just decided as a group this week that we need to have the camp earlier, February 22-25. Wow…that’s really close! Yes, it is. So, what to do?
I’ll ask YOU! I know there must be someone out there who is good with youth and the Lord may put it on their heart to spend a few days in Mexico and minister to a small group of teens who are some of the most outstanding kids you’ll ever meet. They have the potential to change their world for Christ and any youth worker would be thrilled to spend a couple of days ministering to them.
So…there’s my pitch. Anyone out there reading this feeling the Spirit leading?
Would love to hear from you…today!
(Call, email, Facebook, Skype me, whatever…even comment here…just let me know!)