22 Jun 2007 Angel Tree Camp
 |  Category: ministry

Tim and I are in New Jersey right now. We spent yesterday traveling, then at the beach in Ocean City. Today we did some training and the kids practiced their skits. Tomorrow we have more training and the campers should arrive around 3. I am really excited to get to love on all the campers that will be here. And I’m excited to get to be a support for our youth, and help them be effective with sharing Christ with their cabin kids both with their actions and by word.
I probably wont write much this week, if at all again. I’m already really tired, and we haven’t even started camp!

Pray for our students that have come to be counselors. Some are nervous about doing a good job, and some are confident. I’m thinking the confident ones will be the ones to have the hardest time, but we’ll see. Pray that these kids will be stretched. That this wont just be an easy week that they can fly through taking all the credit for themselves. But that they wont have any strength and that they will have to depend completely on God to get them through.

Pray for the campers coming tomorrow. Pray that God will open their hearts and minds to accept what we have to share with them about Christ.

And pray for safety for all of us. The terrain here is pretty rough. All of us played a night game, and Tim got pretty beat up. Pray that he wont be sore, so he can direct camp with all the strength God will give him. And pray that no more injuries will happen.

If you want to keep up with what we’re doing here you can check out our youth website. Tim will keep updating it throughout the day, and you can go see all the pictures each day.

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  1. Dear Dana,

    My name is Katherine Craddock, and I have been a writer for 10 years with Prison Fellowship. I have 3 little kids, so I write from home.

    Currently I am in charge of the Angel Tree “Child of the Month” program in which we feature one special family or child each month to a small group of supporters so that they can keep that child in prayer.

    Are there any children in particular that you have worked with over the past stand out to you as someone I could contact to feature as our “Child of the Month”? If so, I would love to feature them! I would need a photo and a short phone interview with the family.

    Additionally, would you mind letting me know of any amazing testimonies that come out of your work this summer? We would love to proclaim God’s goodness and glory to those with a heart for hurting kids.

    Love in Christ,

    Katherine Craddock
    Writer, Angel Tree and Prison Fellowship

    PS — As the wife of a youth pastor (who is preparing for a week-long camp myself!) myself and someone who has taken teenagers to camp probably well over a million times, I have the deepest love, respect, and understanding for what you all do. I’m sure you are crazy busy, so I really appreciate your time!