“Unless the LORD builds the house (or the camp), its builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1
Brentwood Hills Christian Camp (BHCC XXV) begins today at Camp Leatherwood – with Junior Camp hosting 132 campers this week and Senior Camp hosting another 147 campers next week. When it comes to influencing our young people, especially those between the ages of 9 and 18, camp is one of the most important Brentwood Hills events of the entire year. Jonathan and his team lead a multitude of volunteers who have worked extremely hard to plan and prepare, and who will work even harder these next two weeks to implement the plan.
But they need our help!
Camp Prayer Partners are a wonderful Brentwood Hills tradition and a vital part of Brentwood Hills Christian Camp. Here’s how it works:
- This morning we will have the opportunity to volunteer to be a Camp Prayer Partner for Junior Camp. And we’ll be able to do it again next Sunday for Senior Camp. Names will be available today and will include not only the campers but also the camp staff—those who are volunteering their time to make camp possible.
- Those who take a name today are agreeing to pray for that person, by name, every day, all week long. You do not have to be a BHCC member to volunteer, but you do need to commit to pray each day for the person whose name you receive.
- Since the names are distributed randomly, you may not personally know the person you’ll be praying for – but God certainly will. Nevertheless, you can pray for their spiritual growth and their physical safety. You can pray that their camp experience will be a wonderful blessing, not only for them but also for those they influence during the week. You can use prayers in scripture (e.g. Ephesians 1:15-23, 3:14-21; Philippians 1:9-11) as examples of how people like the Apostle Paul prayed for others.
- Also, following the example of the Apostle Paul who wrote letters to those he was remembering in prayer, you can write a letter or postcard to your Camp Prayer Partner. It is pricelessly encouraging for the campers and the workers to receive notes in the mail – even from those they do not know – that may say nothing more than “I am praying for you at camp.” The mailing address for camp is: Brentwood Hills Christian Camp, c/o Camp Leatherwood, 3235 Westcott Road, White Bluff, TN 37187.
We hope that you will consider and commit to being a Camp Prayer Partner! You can have a great influence on our campers this week...without even going to camp!
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5120 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Phone: (615) 832-2541
Fax: (615) 832-2583