Renewal and Rest
There are times in our lives, and in the lives of our campers, that are just plain hard. Survival is the name of the game. Through these seasons, when making it a month feels like a year, our campers covet and need your prayers for renewal and rest. Please join us in this prayer.
You are the God of ultimate comfort and rest. You are the God that can take away our fear and renew our strength. You sit with us in any darkness and shed Your warm light.
God, help us and our campers to remember that You are always with us. You always have the power and compassion to give us rest, to renew our strength, to comfort and encourage us.
Give your children an overwhelming feeling of peace and love that can only come from You.
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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 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!