When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

— Psalms 8:3-4 (ESV)

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


Compass is a first-year camp counselor at Camp Thurman, and a first-year Texan. She’s attending Weatherford College this fall but later transferring to an undecided university to eventually become a neonatal nurse, or maybe a first grade teacher, or maybe a missionary nurse. She graduated this spring from Calvary Christian High School in Bellefontaine. Her favorite thing about Camp Thurman is how God’s love radiates so bright that it can be seen shining from 1000 miles away. You’re probably asking yourself “How does she know?! Where’s Bellefontaine?!” From 1071 miles away, in a small town in Ohio, God pointed her life from northeast to southeast (hence the nickname Compass). The figurative journey to Texas is about as long as the literal 17 hour drive, but if you wanna hear it sometime, she’ll be more than happy to tell you about how God’s direction lead her here. What she looks forward to the most is being able to make an impact on kids’ lives and being able to remind them that Jesus’ love is endless and everywhere; whether its now in Camp Thurman, later in Heaven, or before in Ohio.