Finding Jesus at Family Camp

  Tuesday 30th March, 2021

Finding Jesus at Family Camp

During the final Bible engagement time, we explored the parable of the mustard seed. The adult group considered Jesus choosing a surprising tree to represent God’s Kingdom. The tiny mustard seed, caught by the wind, often takes root at the edge of a field. The seed grows into a scruffy tree, the tangled mess of branches provide a shelter to small and often fragile birds and animals. Each of our camp families contributes to growing the mustard tree that that is our Family Camp Kingdom community – safe, welcoming and loving. We reflected on the impact for us, and for our children, of finding a place where we can shelter, where we’re welcomed, feel safe and have fun. At the end of a difficult year, our Bible engagement times helped campers find what they were yearning for in Jesus and Jesus’ story; it was both moving and inviting.

— Naomi, Family Camp

This story is part of the February 2021 issue of CONNECT. Read the latest update from our State Director here. For other stories from this issue, click the button below.