A Story from a Tuesday at Camp

It’s Tuesday morning at camp, and it’s raining. Did you know that a rainy morning makes a great fishing day? No lightning. A little more than mist, but less than hard rain. A pitter-patter of rain drops. A cool breeze. Not hot, at all. Muddy on the shoreline, but who cares? We’re fishing!

And, boy, we did. Bass and perch just “showing up” on kids’ fishing hooks. Shouts of, “I caught a fish!” rang out along the shore. Lots and lots and lots of fish… lots and lots and lots of smiles, excitement, and joy. Thank you, God.

Then when swim time began in the afternoon, God parted those clouds. The sun was bright, and the weather was warm, inviting the kids to jump in the pond and the pool. More smiles, excitement, and joy. Thank you, God.

“Yet he has not left himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons; satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”  Acts 14:17

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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!


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