Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

— Deuteronomy 6:5 (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


Although this is Seaweed’s first year to attend Camp Thurman, she has been attending camps since she was in the pre-school and it has always been her favorite week of the whole year. More recently she has been helping out with her Church’s Middle School camp and growing up helped with her Church’s VBS. She heard about Camp Thurman from her friends through the years and decided that it was not too late to be apart of this amazing community. Her favorite thing about Camp Thurman is the community of love and fun it creates, she believes that it a great environment to be a part of. She just finished her first year at Abilene Christian University, where she is majoring in psychology and specializing in counseling.

She believes that the Lord is leading her towards counseling teens, but she is also very passionate about missions. Later this summer she is going with a team from her University on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa for 3 weeks where she will love and serve on the people of Kenya through fellowship. She is so excited for this summer at Thurman and cant wait to meet and love on her campers.