Jesus said “Don’t Hinder the Kids.”
Matthew 19:14-15 (ESV)
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
These words continue to come to me today as I contemplate the works of God in our community. God has placed within the Mountain View family two beautiful families, Doug and Anne Farmer and Thomas and Samantha Burnett, both of which lead camps that minister to children in our region. Many of you know that the Farmers lead Camp Shenandoah Springs in Madison, VA and the Burnett’s lead Camp Red Arrow, a CBM (Children’s Bible Ministries) camp located in Stevensburg, Virginia.
I spoke to the church family on Sunday about the opportunity that’s been presented to us to create a 24/7 camp for children this summer for one week at Shenandoah Springs. I’ve heard some exciting new developments from the Farmer’s today and I’ll be working with Doug tomorrow to find out just want positions he needs us to fill. Please keep praying! If God is leading you to join the Farmers and other volunteers from around the region to develop an incredible, memorable, and life changing week of camp for students around the region please let me know.
Also, Thomas and Samantha are diligently working with volunteers from many churches to get Camp Red Arrow ready for the summer. Although CBM camps have been running for year, this will be the maiden voyage for Camp Red Arrow and lots still needs to be done. There are many NEEDS at the camp and incredible opportunities for families and life groups to be on mission! Please don’t pass up this opportunity to quickly. Take the time soon to talk about this with your family over dinner or during a life group gathering.
On a side note, I know the Burnett’s have a great need of ELECTRICIANS and PLUMBERS as they put the finishing touches on many of their buildings.
I’m attaching Camp Red Arrow’s To Do List. If you would like to read more CLICK HERE.
Mountain View–not everyone within our church family can go and serve at either of these camps, but if we do have the time then we should work together to remove any obstacle that would hinder kids from hearing the Gospel and receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Blessings Mountain View!