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Camp Penuel 2014 collageThis year we took 85 kids from Wellston and surrounding communities to Camp Penuel, a free Christian summer camp in Ironton, MO!

We had amazing weather and children heard the gospel, enjoyed time in the pool, boating on the lake, hiking in the woods, basketball, crafts, sno-cones and so much more!

Thank you to all of the volunteer counselors who gave up their weekend to show God’s love to these children!

Here are just a couple stories (of many!) of how God moved:

  • One counselor told his group of Campers from the beginning that they were brothers for the weekend. When a disagreement occurred between two of them Saturday evening, both Campers worked it out between themselves & shook hands, saying they forgave one another!
  • Another counselor apologized to a Camper after she raised her voice in frustration. Later on, after being asked when she saw Jesus that day, the Camper replied when her counselor apologized to her!
  • One counselor felt drawn to reach out to a group of youth that walks around in her home neighborhood (Carondelet) but didn’t know how. Lo & behold, she found out Friday night that one of her Campers lives only 3 blocks from her and is part of the group of youth that walks in her neighborhood!
  • 40 kids stepped forward for group prayer & to express interest in getting connected at Grace Church (in Wellston)!
Save-the-Date for next summer: July 24-26, 2015
If you would like to be a counselor,
please “Reply” to this E-News OR call the MTC office!

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Do you enjoy planning & talking with people?

Amber’s term of service with AmeriCorps*VISTA ends on August 15th and she is looking for someone to pass the torch onto! The foundation for the Volunteer Management program has been laid-out so the volunteer replacing Amber will only need to serve approximately 10 hours per week, helping to:

  • Recruit volunteers using existing sources
  • Track volunteer hours in existing database
  • Send thank-you to volunteers

Training & administrative support will be provided. Contact us for more information!

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And there’s more!

We have additional one-time and on-going volunteer opportunities.
Find out more here.