Saturday, March 29
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The Presbytery of Lake Erie
“That was the greatest week of my life,” she said to her parents as they packed her belongings in the car. The week of camp was over, and campers were heading home. She had attended a week of counselor-in-training camp, learning how to share her faith, shepherd campers through a week of camp, and develop her leadership skills. She couldn’t wait for next summer. She said she was scared to go down the zip line. Now she wants to be the zip-line facilitator. Her parents immediately noticed her new confidence and self-esteem.
Young adults experience mission service and servant leadership while living in the close faith community provided by summer camp. Many undergo profound spiritual development that lasts a lifetime. Each year a growing number of young adults who do not have a church home participate in summer-camp leadership and faith-development programs. Supporting camp and retreat ministry supports young adults’ growth in mind, body, and spirit and connects them to the greater church.
The Presbytery of Lake Erie is home to 9,174 members of 58 congregations. Within its bounds are two camp and retreat centers, Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands. They are shared resources of the Lake Erie, Shenango, Beaver-Butler, and Kiskiminetas presbyteries and significant outreach ministries for all. They each offer unique environments in God’s creation.
—Scott Henderson, executive director of outdoor ministries, Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Rev. Bob Ellis, PMA
Cynthia Embry, PMA
Let us pray
Dear God, we ask your blessing on young adults and all those who work in ministries reaching out to young adults. Work through these leaders to share your good news and to help young adults grow in their faith. Open the ears of young adults, so that they may hear your call to be salt and light, the hands and feet of your church. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.