Youth Ministry News: This Week.

GREAT ESCAPE: We’re here! 
We made it up to camp around 4p yesterday, and haven’t looked back.   Our first SUMMIT last night included worship, a great message from Eric Alexander, and more.  On the Beach, our morning worship session, begins in just a moment.  Please be praying for: 
-Students to encounter God and make a commitment to follow him! 
-All students to be welcomed and accepted within our group. Progress moves at the speed of trust.  The more our students can trust each other, the deeper we can go this week!

WORKCAMP: Important Items 
-EXTRA SPOT: We still are able to pick up some spots at a discounted rate!  If your child knows of someone who can join us: We’d love to have them.  Message back for more info. 
-Bootcamp, off this week: Check this out: We’ll have 61 of us–students, workcrew, and chaperones–at Great Escape this week!  BootCamp is off this week.  We’ll wrap our mission trip prep series next Wednesday, July 20th. 
-Team & Family Breakfast: July 24th
Check this out: The Deacons are graciously offering breakfast to all WorkCamp students and their families on the day we leave!  Arrive at 8a, load up your van, and join us for breakfast until 8:45.  All families are invited to stay for our 9a worship service as well!  Message back if you and/or your child would to attend.
-T-Shirts: Shirts are $17; please pay at Bootcamp this week.

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 3rd, 6:00p: Hear firsthand how God worked through our students at the Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders, sharing all about their trip experience through songs, testimonies, and pictures.  And our Deacons will be preparing burgers and chicken on the grill!  The Missions Dinner is for everyone who supported our students: Church members, family, friends, and more.
Space is limited, so message back with the number of guests attending and what meal you’d prefer (grilled chicken, burger).

Sponsorship Opportunity - Compassion International 
For many years, our Junior High students have supported Shewanda Sanon, a student from Haiti, through the Compassion sponsorship program.  With my departure in August, it is fitting for us to transfer that sponsorship to one of our Kish families until a new Youth Director is in place.  Would you be interested?  
Our own students have chipped in $28/month, which has assisted Shewanda with her education, food & shelter, and much more.  We have seen her through 7th grade, and it would be nice for Kish to keep taking of her as she grows up!  Message back for more information.