Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

Colossians 3:23 ESV

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


Shortstop is incredibly excited for another summer at Camp Thurman! This will be Shortstop’s 5th summer working as counselor at Camp Thurman. Shortstop just graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics. He feels that the Lord has been calling him to be a leader and teacher of today’s youth. He plans to begin teaching high school mathematics and coaching high school basketball and baseball in the fall. Shortstop can’t imagine spending his summers anywhere other than Camp Thurman. He looks forward to being outdoors, playing games, and challenging campers to try new and adventurous things. Most of all though, Shortstop looks forward to sharing God’s love with all of the campers at Camp Thurman this summer. He is excited about all the memories that will be made, and the things that will be learned this summer!