Many years ago I was working at Teen Valley Ranch in Plumtree, NC (www.tvr.org) and I met my friend Matt Munday, who is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Crouse, NC. Their church invited us a couple of years ago to assist with VBS and we had an incredible time. This year they invited us to come and assist with their summer camp, which was a great time also!
We stayed at Garden City Chapel, just outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. The facility was nice and close to the ocean. There was plenty of space to move about and the weather for the most part was great! Rene (my intern from El Salvador) and I planned games, led worship and I spoke to the students for the week. The theme was “Diving In” since we were at the beach of course 🙂
During the week we did typical camp games but there were a couple of very special moments. One of those moments was when a young girl put her faith in Christ. This is obviously the whole reason we do these type of things.The second was when one of the boys wanted to be baptized in the ocean. It was a great honor to be able to do that!
Even though the remnants of a hurricane blew through on our last full day, everyone still had an awesome time to remember. At the end of the camp, my challenge to the students were to be the ones who would be willing to be the real deal at home and school this year. All of them took the challenge and I am excited to see how that is lived out this year for them back home. Keep Unity Baptist Church in your prayers as they Dive Into all that God has awaiting them!
Watch a short video here from our awesome week of camp!