Serving at Champs Camp
HARLINGEN – While spring break is time for teachers and students to take a vacation from classes, many parents working full-time jobs do not have resources available to find childcare for their children while they continue to work. First Baptist Church of Harlingen saw this need in their community 18 years ago and began a Spring Break sports week called Champs Camp.
The camp would not be possible without the help of numerous volunteers from the church, community partnerships and the willingness of more than 40 BSMstudents from Stephen F. Austin University and Texas A&M University who volunteered their spring break to come and serve.
Josie Alaniz, FBC Harlingen children’s minister and Champs Camp coordinator, served on Spring Break mission trips through the BSM when she was a student at the University of Texas-Pan American and this year has experienced the receiving end of the service.
“It’s a blessing to see the BSM students using their talents and skills to glorify the Lord to minister to these kids,” she said. “To see college student leading and stepping up to see their skills. We couldn’t do Champs Camp without their help.”
Pausing & Praying with you,
Ways to Pray
Pray that the children who attended Champs Camp would continue to seek God with all of their heart.
Pray for continually transformation of the community because of this camp.
Pray that each student who volunteered at Champ Camp would remember how God used them and how God was present. Ask that the Lord would enable these college students to take what they learned back to their campus!