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‘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

by Rich Copley and Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

EAST TEXAS — This 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.


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