Well, we had yet another exciting Summer of Sports Camps! We had about 100 kids come and play basketball, football, baseball and soccer.
There were a few highlights from this summer I wanted to share with you. It was so beautiful to watch these coaches learn kids names, encouraged them no matter what level of competency, and more than anything, show them and tell them about Jesus. It’s really fun to see so many of the same kids return year and year.
There were small groups who prepared a meal together to bring to the kids, coaches and families. Many thanked us for the opportunity to serve as a group and we were blown away by the sacrifices these groups made for these families.
It was amazing to watch parents who attend Redeemer to involve their kids in these camps and then meet other parents whose kids attended the same school. Some even had the same kids in their classes. I loved the friendships that formed at camp.
Families told me stories of their kids counting down the days until camp and that it was the highlight of their summer. Other kids would shout, “I can’t wait until next year”. That is so encouraging for us to hear.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who donated their time this summer to invest in the lives of families all over our city.