Chapel, held morning and evening at Royal Family Kids Camp, involves singing, praying, and talking. But the worship is full of life and movement and praise. One ordinary day, at one ordinary chapel time, the message was extraordinary.
As Pastor Jeff elicited words from the campers to describe themselves or the feelings they have, the staff had to fight back tears…
Pastor Jeff wrote them all down, letting the campers express their feelings. When they were finished, Pastor Jeff began to describe a different reality. The way the love of Jesus turns it all around….
Little 6-year-old Lily piped up from among the campers, “Jesus takes the “un” out of everything.”
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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 Texas, ages 6-18, in camp settings, weekend retreats, and in mentoring clubs. 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!