For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11 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


Zipster is a part of the 2017 Martin High School graduating class and plans to attend the University Of North Texas in the fall majoring in Political Science. Zipster has been a staff member at Camp Thurman the past four years. He loves coming back every year because of the love he has for all the kids and the love of getting to connect with each camper he comes into contact with on a daily basis. Zipster shows God’s love through everything that he does at Camp Thurman. One big thing Zipster loves to do is to come up with new creative ways to share God’s word with everyone that he meets. One of Zipster’s favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11 this is a verse that Zipster lives by on a daily basis. He tells all his campers that God knows the plan he has for them in their life and only by trusting in God and following him wholeheartedly will they prosper and discover the plan he has for them. A plan that is not meant to harm you but to give you hope and a future. Zipster can’t wait for what his summer at has in store and he really can’t wait to see all the smiling faces of his campers as they have a blast at Camp Thurman this summer.