Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

1Peter 3:3-4 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


Palooza and her family have had a long history with the wonderful place that is Camp Thurman. She had fallen in love with camp and had been a camper since she was four, along with her two cousins and brother. They all grew up and became CITITs, and that was the start of her staff experience. Though having started awhile back, this is Palooza’s second summer as a counselor, and she loves it with all her heart! Palooza will be a junior at Liberty University in Virginia and is studying Digital Media: Video with a minor in Graphic Design. She believes that all forms of art are an amazing platform in spreading the Gospel and wants to use her gifts to do just that in ministries and hopefully create her own Digital Ministry, specifically to help young women find their calling and identity in Christ. Ever since she was four, Palooza has held her pictures, lanyards, and memories close to her heart. She finds helping campers have a safe and fun experience while showing them they are loved by God just like she had, whether in media or as a counselor, an absolute blessing!