Build up the body of Christ. Support the Pentecost Offering.

‘I’m happier and it’s crazy how that happens’


The 58 LGBTQIA+ youth who attended the initial kin-dom camp in Texas went home blessed, as did their leaders

December 3, 2022

The Rev. Pepa Paniagua

Video URL:

This past summer, 1001 New Worshiping Communities ministry kin-dom community hosted its first kin-dom camp for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 12–17 living in Texas and other states in the Synod of the Sun.

Now as word spreads about kin-dom camp, leaders talk about how the camp came to be. In addition, youth and adult participants describe the deep impact kin-dom camp had on them.

As kin-dom community leader the Rev. Pepa Paniagua said, “I don’t think any of us anticipated the emotional joy” that came from their week together.

Read a report on a Synod of the Sun interview with Paniagua here.

Rich Copley and Paul Seebeck, Mission Communications, Presbyterian Mission Agency

Today’s Focus: kin-dom youth camp in Texas

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Shelly Lewis,  Administrative Manager, Controller’s Office, Administrative Services Group (A Corp)
Tony Lewis, Operations & Accounting Associate, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

Let us pray

O God, how are you at work in the world? Show us today. Guide us to the ones you can reach through us. Not of our own doing but through your grave, let us be a part of what you want to do next. We pray in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Amen.

Creative_Commons-BYNCNDYou may freely reuse and distribute this article in its entirety for non-commercial purposes in any medium. Please include author attribution, photography credits, and a link to the original article. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDeratives 4.0 International License.

  • Subscribe to the PC(USA) News

  • Interested in receiving either of the PC(USA) newsletters in your inbox?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.