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a life changing experience

The Upward Look, by Jon Forrest

A Life Changing Experience

I put the numbers to it one time and figured that if I added up all the weeks of Christian Service Camp I have attended in my life time, it would come to over two and a half years. I attended with my parents when I was too young to be a camper. I attended when I was camper age all the way through my senior year of high school, I worked in different camps on summer when I traveled representing Dallas Christian College and then served as a sponsor, teacher, dean and other capacities often 3 or 4 times a summer for many years as a youth minister and pastor.

First Christian Church is dedicated to sending young people to our beautiful camp in Montezuma, New Mexico just north of Las Vegas every summer. El Porvenir Christian Camp is the most beautiful campground I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot.

I can remember, as a young person, the powerful influence Christian Service Camp had in my Christian walk over the years. I often went to camp having all, but flatlined, in my walk with Jesus, only to have the Holy Spirit utilize tremendous men and women of God who spoke, sung, taught and simply poured their lives into me during those weeks. Those weeks revitalized my walk with Jesus and gave me a renewed fellowship with Christ.

This summer, we plan to send a passel of kids to Senior High, Middle School and Elementary camps to get their renewal with Jesus. Oh, there will be fun and games, but most important is that Jesus will be there to change lives.

If you have kiddos, camp age, send them. If you are an adult and would like to impact young people for Christ, sign up to be a leader. Talk to Josh or myself about how to get involved.

If you would like to help sponsor our kids financially, you can make special donations to FCC designated Church Camp Sponsor and put it in the special offering box in the entry way or place it in the offering plate when it comes by.

God is ready to change the lives of our kids, if they can just get there.

EPCC bound,


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