Perfect in His Sight
Anna, an RFK camper, has been labeled as something of an “instigator.” However, when the situation calls for it, she steps up and shows an amazing amount of spiritual maturity.
One night, a scary story caused two campers to break down in hysterical sobs. Anna’s younger sister was one of them, and Anna was asked to see if she could help. She took both girls by the hand and told them that they had nothing to fear because God was in every place on this campground and in every room.
The next day an after-lunch discussion turned to what kinds of body piercings the girls would like to get. After a few minutes, Anna spoke up. “I don’t think God wants you to put all those things in your face because He made you perfect just like you are.”
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Onward & Upward is our weekend-long retreats for 13-15 year olds. The retreats use a curriculum focusing on character traits of godly men and women. We began this semi-annual program in 2004 with 39 teenagers and 46 volunteers.
SUMMIT is our weekend-long retreats for 16-18 year olds. The curriculum focuses on skills that will help them function better as adults. Examples include managing bank accounts, completing job applications, & mock interviews. We began this semi-annual program in 2007 with 12 teens and 16 volunteers.
RISE is a weekend-long retreat offered in April for teen boys and November for teen girls, ages 12-18. OFC will continue to use a 2:1 teen to counselor ratio at RISE, and the curriculum and activities are designed to help teens build self-esteem and navigate gender-specific issues.
Our Father's Children exists to provide HOPE to children of abuse and neglect in North Texas. We accomplish this mission through camps for young kids, retreats for middle school and high school students, and mentoring for teenagers. We recruit volunteers from a variety of cities, churches and organizations who have a heart for offering these kids hope in Jesus Christ. Whether as a volunteer or donor (or both), we would love to have you join us in providing hope to these kids!