Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

— Joshua 1:9 (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


Musketeer went to Camp Thurman as a camper since he was 5 years old, and this will be Musketeer’s 4th summer working at Camp Thurman and his 2nd as a counselor. He will be a freshman in college at The University of Texas at Arlington. Musketeer has had a passion for working with children since he was in the 6th grade. He volunteered in his church’s Kindergarten and 1st grade class at his church for 5 years.

Ever since Musketeer had been a camper at Camp Thurman he always wanted to be a staff member. Musketeer loves camp Thurman so much and sees it as a second home. He feels that God is using him to mentor youth to help them grow into young men of God, and he loves doing just that. Musketeer thinks God will use his want to study artificial intelligence in college to help make life easier for people who have unfortunate circumstances.