Seattle Youth For Christ attended three camps this summer:
- June 27-30 YD Adventures (high school)
- July 21-24 City Life National STEAM Camp (high school)
- July 25-29 Black Diamond Camp (middle school)
Why is camp important for our ministry? The outcomes are friendships, overcoming challenges, staying healthy, building character, and having a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
God was able to move in the hearts of our youth. The Youth Dynamics adventure camp was three days in the wilderness. The students had fear, while they also suffered from not being able to do normal everyday life activities. We called this “camp camp”. True and actual camping with a tent and no restrooms. The students and staff were very surprised but it was an experience of a lifetime. The team hiked, did water rafting, and other adventure activities. The students endured hardship and complained, but it gave them the ability to be grateful and to hear the voice of God.
The STEAM camp was definitely a surprise. In attendance were 50 kids from different city life programs who were able to learn about a few steam careers and the bible.
Two of our students wrote thank you letters to those who gave financially towards camp funds and also to the University of Huntington for hosting us in Indianapolis.
Furthermore, It’s great to hear from our youth about the opportunities they had to travel across the country and see people like themselves exceed in academics and spiritual engagement. It also allowed me to also build stronger bonds with our students.
Black Diamond was our Middle School camp. The camp was a beautiful experience for our team. Four of our students gave their lives to Christ. And I was able to let a former student from Cultured, Journee Dun, lead with excellence and grace. Most of the students that went to the camp had their first camp experience. They were so excited to tell me such meaningful details that had my heart warm because I knew it was an unforgettable moment.
- Pray that the students keep growing in Christ
- Pray that they will get involved in a bible believing church
- Pray for Youth Development for this next year
- Pray for my fellow team and the loss of their sites and Jobs. Heal their livelihood and that God will keep relationships flourishing with students and staff.
- Also, pray that Cultured can continue to support the rest of our fellow city life community.