Dear God,

Today, I was seen. You see, I was a camper way back when, but this summer I came back to camp as a teen helper. I discovered today that when kids are aging out of camp, they get to do some special activities. One of those activities is to learn how to sew a pillowcase. Thinking back to when I was a camper, I never got to make my pillowcase.

The sweet sewing lady, Mary, listened to my story, and she helped me make my first pillowcase! It was such a fun, new experience for me. I felt like she cared about it, even though I only just met her a few days ago.

Thank you for allowing her to be at camp this week and for giving her the patience to help me with my new pillowcase.

I felt seen.

Thank you for that!

In Jesus’ name,


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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!


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