Jesus replied: “‘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.’

— Mathew 22:37-39 (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 
Purple

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
Yellow

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
Orange

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
Red

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
Green

‘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

Paparazzi

This will be Paparazzi’s seventh year working at camp and her third year as a counselor. She is going to be a junior at the University of Texas at Austin and is in nursing school. Paparazzi cannot wait to spend this summer getting to know all of her campers and exploring what God is doing in their lives. She is so grateful to be back at camp for another summer and feels as though God is leading her to spread His word to all campers at Camp Thurman. In the future, Paparazzi feels called to spend her life working as a pediatric nurse to give aid to all the children that require it.

Summer is her favorite time of year because she gets to spend it having a blast at Camp Thurman with all of the campers while teaching about God’s love and learning more about it herself. Paparazzi describes Camp Thurman as the best place to spend a summer because the memories you make will last a life time. She is so excited for her seventh year at camp!