At our last retreat, our praise band led us in a new song: Defender. This song has been on repeat since then, and the lyrics serve as a great reminder and prayer. We are thankful that God is our defender; that he never leaves us and always provides for us.
Hear our praise with these words. Hear our thanksgiving for your guarding of our hearts and your care for us when we feel lost.
“When I thought I lost me, You knew where I left me.
You reintroduced me to Your love! You picked up all my pieces;
Put me back together. You are the defender of my heart!
Lord, we also thank you for the generosity of your people. We are excited to build a new deluxe lodge at Camp Akiva. We pray that this new building provides new space to serve your children well!! Amen!
GIVE TO THE NEW DELUXE LODGE PROJECT!
Royal Family Kid’s Camps is an international non-profit organization that provides the foundation for creating week-long camps for campers age 6-11. To learn more about Royal Family Kids corporate, visit them online.
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 week-long camp settings and weekend retreats. 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!