Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

— Ephesians 4:32 (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


Duffer is going to be a senior in the fall at the University of Oklahoma. He is studying Human Relations and plans on being a project manager. He have worked at Camp Thurman for five years and was a camper from age 4 to 12. Camp Thurman has really changed his life and showed him what it means to be a Christian from an early age which has had a huge impact on his life. Duffer plans to show the love that Christ has shown to him through Camp Thurman to his campers.

Duffer has gotten the question about where his name came from and it is actual a golf term. This word means a bad shot in golf and you’re probably thinking this as a negative thing, but in high school whenever he played it was a reminder to always strive to be better and know your weaknesses. He ended up putting a lot of work into golf while on the golf team at Martin High School which propelled him to successful.