You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

— Psalm 18:28 (NIV)

Cross Challenge

Cross #1
Girls: Light Pink | Guys: Blue

This should be given for memorizing the group verse. If one of the other 5 verses is the same as your group verse, substitute this verse for memorization:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish, but have eternal life.

— John 3:16

Cross #2 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing.

— 1 John 1:9

Cross #3

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’

— John 14:6

Cross #4

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise.

— Ephesians 6:1-2

Cross #5

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

— Galatians 5:22-23

Cross #6

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

— Matthew 22:37-39


This is Bagheera’s 2nd year as a counselor, 6th year as a staff member, and 11th year at Camp Thurman including camper years. She will be starting her 2nd year of college in the fall at Tarrant County College. When she has completed her core classes she will transfer to the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue a degree in art and education. She wants to teach high school art. Bagheera loves Camp Thurman because the loving, inviting, and encouraging atmosphere has made it a second home for her.

Some of the friendships she has developed at Camp have really become like family and are friendships that will last forever because they are built on the foundation of Christ. Bagheera vividly remembers getting in the car after her very first day at Camp Thurman as a camper and telling her mom that some day she was going to work there. Her mom gave an amusing “we’ll see when the time comes” but Bagheera hasn’t missed a summer at Camp Thurman since.