But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

— 1 Samuel 16:7  (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

Portland

This year will be Portland first year being a counselor at camp Thurman, and is a graduate from Pantego Christian Academy. Next year she will attending Abilene Christian university and majoring in social work. Portland goes to pleasant ridge church of Christ and is an active member in her youth group, and loves her church family. She is excited that her summer will be all camp all the time because camp was her favorite part about summers growing up. Portland favorite bible verse is 1 Samuel 16:7. She is looking forward to seeing how the lord works through the life’s of the campers and the counselors this summer.