Of Whom The World Is Not Worthy … Part 1

Posted: January 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

Monday, July 30, 2007
of whom the world is not worthy… part 1

Current mood: thankful Category: Goals, Plans, Hopes

Christians get a lot of bad press. There are the sex scandals. There are plenty of people protesting others in a rude and hateful ways. There’s the rampant financial waste on huge structures and mindless religious busy work. But there’s also the other side of the picture. Not all Christians are hate filled, deviant, money mongers. There are always those who get it and go about their business living the real gospel. The bible says that real religion is to take care of the widows and orphans and strangers in the land.

Every year, all over the country, an organization called Royal Family Kids Camp organizes a series of camps for abused/abandoned kids, most of whom are in the foster care system. Different churches have the opportunity of putting on a camp, and raising the money needed to get the kids there, and providing the volunteers to staff the camp. Every year, one of my good friends churches does one of these camps, and they are gracious enough to let me join them. It’s one of my favorite things to do. At their particular camp, which meets at a camp less than three miles from my home, they have around 100 campers a year, with about as many counselors and support staff. Each counselor has 2 campers. Some of the kids come back every year until they reach the upper age limit with 12 being the oldest.

It is so amazing to see the kids, who have lived through enough hellish experiences to end up removed from their families, have a chance to be just like other kids and have a great experience. I’m amazed to watch some of them blossom from year to year. They go away from the camp knowing that they are loved and cared for, by the people there, and by God.
It’s not an easy job for the volunteers. Some of the campers have some serious emotional and behavioral issues. But if you ask them they’ll be happy to tell you that it’s more than worth it to them, and that they love it. I want to salute the people involved in the camp this week, and the countless others who decide that it’s worth it to really live the gospel instead of just talking about it. I am so thankful to have the yearly reminder of what is really important to God’s heart. May we all look for opportunities to make a difference in the world we share.

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