Youth Ministry News: This Week.

WORKCAMP: Important Items 
-Bootcamp: God has given us a team.  God has given us a place.  Week 4 of Bootcamp is all about the ministry God has given us.  We’re more than just hard workers; we’re ministers who strive to be like Jesus in every project we serve in! Join us: 6-7:15 this Wednesday.  Snacks graciously provided! 
-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.
-WorkCamp Theme: Grow with us! Our theme this year is First Love.  From Devos to Club, students will discover how God’s selfless love shapes both our identity (who we are) and our activity (what we do).  Parents: You can follow along with us and grow as we grow!  Check out the attached list of Scripture and questions to meditate on this week.   Please consider incorporating it into your devotions! 
-T-Shirts: Just a few more shirts left to pick up! $17 if you haven’t paid already.

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. 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)