This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

— Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

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


Meerkat is a second year counselor this year at Camp Thurman. He enjoyed attending camp when he was young, and wants the kids to have the incredible camp experience that he did. He just finished his first year of college, where he is studying to be a Firefighter/First responder. God has provided Meerkat with amazing opportunities this year ranging from working in his newly planted church to participating in the training classes to become a small group leader in his Chi Alpha fellowship.

This has been an amazing growth year for Meerkat as he has adjusted to living away at college. Camp Thurman is a very special place where campers have the opportunity for a memorable summer camp experience while learning and hearing about the Lord each and every day. Meerkat feels blessed to be a part of Camp Thurman and hopes all of the campers will have as much fun as he does!