Christian Camp

Logan Martin church of Christ is involved in many wonderful works.  We support preachers and teachers throughout the United States and around the world; we support Christian schools; we support disaster relief work.  These different works supply needs, both spiritual and physical, as commanded by God.

Another work in which we are involved is that of Christian camps.  There are specifically three camps with which Logan Martin is involved: Backwoods; Indian Creek and Maywood.  These three camps are representative of Christian camps across our nation and now even around the world.

There may be questions concerning the camps and our involvement with them.  Why Christian camps?  Why are we involved with Christian camps?  Are Christian camps important?  What is the purpose of Christian camps?

When we think of Christian camps we first think of Christians.  The three camps with which we are involved are operated and staffed by Christians.  There are Christians who interact and lead the campers all day every day.  There are Christians who prepare their meals; there are Christians who lead them in the sporting events; there are Christians who lead the campers in daily Bible studies; there are Christians who lead the campers in daily worship services; there are Christians who lead in the singing of praises to God.

Secondly, when thinking of Christian camps we may think of atmosphere. The camps give the campers and all involved an opportunity to spend a wonderful week surrounded by a Christian atmosphere.  The time at camp gives opportunity for all to relax and enjoy an environment where Christ is presented first and foremost.  The week at camp proves that it is possible to have fun and enjoy life while remaining faithful to God.  The time at camp gives reassurance that whether in the arena of sports or in Biblical debate we must and can have the heart and mind of Christ.

There are memories which will accompany these young people each step of the lives and there are memories which will strengthen them in difficult times.

Fourthly, Christian camps leave a profitable, permanent mark in our lives.  There is something about studying the Bible daily with those who desire to teach and those who desire to learn.  There is something about the voices of young Christians united in songs of praise to the one and only God.  There is something about the smiles and laughter as we are reunited.  There is something about the tears and hugs as many separate for another year.

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity (I Timothy 4:12).

Thank God for Christian camps.

                                                                                                Tim

 

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