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“A Camping We Will Go”

 

“From the lips of children you have ordained praise.” -Psalm 8:2

 

            Many of you may remember growing up singing the Barney song “A Camping We Will Go.”  Well, that is what many Rockbridge County athletes and coaches experienced this summer. Our local athletes and coaches were impacted by three camp experiences.   

            The summer kicked off with Elijah, Maggie and Ryan heading off to FCA Leadership Camp in Watermarks VA.  This camp equips athletes to be effective huddle leaders in their schools.  One of the most meaningful parts of the camp is the cross beam each camper is given upon arrival.  During the weekend the athlete take notes, write inspirations, confessions, commitments, prayers and dreams on the cross.  On Sunday morning they take a “cross walk” to the morning worship service.  This year, the weather was not completely cooperative and the “cross walk” was done in the rain.  Instead of discouraging our young athletes, it inspired them.  As one athlete shared “it was like walking through the tears of Jesus.”  I don’t know about you but this encourages me that God has blessed our FCA with young leaders with a heart for Jesus.

            We returned from Leadership Camp on Sunday and kicked off our Power Camp on Monday.  Power Camp is for 8 to 13 year olds.  Our high school / college leaders serve as huddle leaders.  It is exciting to see the enthusiasm of the young athletes as they experience perspiration in their sport and inspiration in the small group discussions and the chapel services.  At the end of the camp, one coach said “this is amazing; sign me up for next year!”  Two athletes received Jesus as their savior and eight made re-commitments.  God is awesome!

The final camp was the Sports Camp at the University of Richmond.  WLU Coach Uhl and I headed to camp.  There were so many highlights but the most impactful is the morning coach’s prayer time.  It starts at 6 am and those 45 minutes goes fast.  There are tears, goose bumps and shouts of praise as the day starts.  Virginia is blessed with coaches who love our Lord.

So the camps finished and now it’s time to fill out all the reports, clean up the equipment and put away the extra gear.  After the excitement of camp, this can be mundane….until I take a walk to the mailbox.  There I find a thank you note written in purple marker from Lia, one of our young campers.  It melts my heart and encourages my soul.  Her mother included a note of thanks and shared that FCA camp motivated Lia to continue to study her Bible and that she was baptized two weeks after camp at her local church.  No words can express, only tears of joy!  

This is what it is all about, reaching out to one person at a time with the love of God shown through the sacrifice of His Son!  I pray that these experiences will be duplicated many times throughout the coming school year.  Pray, Encourage and Reach Out to someone in your life.




                                                          

STRONG @ LEADERSHIP CAMP

2018 POWER CAMP




Rockbridge Huddles

Parry McCluer High School

Huddle Coach: Danny Cole

Meetings: Friday 9:15 am Mr. Coles Room


Parry McCluer Middle School 

Huddle Coach: Greg Jewett

Meetings: Monday 7:30 am BV Presbyterian Church


Lylburn Downing Middle School 

Huddle Coach: Heather Kilgore

Meetings: Tuesday 3:00 pm Mrs. Kilgore's Room


Rockbridge County High School

Huddle Coach: Sherry Baucom

Meetings: Thursday 7:50 am Room A4


Maury River Middle School

Huddle Coach: Tonya Fontenot, Penni Allen, Misty Armstrong

Meetings: Tuesday 7:45 am Mrs. Fontenot Room


Virginia Military Institute

 Huddle Coach: Lou Preysz III

Meetings: Monday 2000 hrs. Upper Crozet


Washington & Lee University 

Huddle Coach: Brandon Uhl

Meetings: TBD


Washington & Lee University Baseball Team Huddle 

Meetings: Fridays 7:00 pm Fieldhouse Classroom


University Coaches Huddle

Huddle Coach: Rolf Piranian

Meetings: Friday 8:30 am  Blue Sky Café basement

DONATE TO GREG JEWETT

To Donate Click on Link Below:

https://my.fca.org/varockbridgecounty 

Greg Jewett


 FCA Area Representative

P.O. Box 937

255 Agners Mill Road

Lexington, VA 24450

gjewett@fca.org

419-721-1260

www.blueridgefca.org

 

 

Rockbridge County Board

Chad Allen

Doug Bartlett

Molly Moore

Heather Paredes

Landey Patton

Rolf Piranian

Rhonda Sedovy, Chair

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCT 12: RCHS 5th QUARTER AT LIFE CHAPEL AFTER GAME

OCT 19: BONFIRE @ 7 PM AT ALLEN'S HOUSE

NOV 11: MOVIE: "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" @ 6 PM AT LIFE CHAPEL

MONTH OF OCTOBER: HUDDLES PACKING CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES


MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS:


LEADERSHIP CAMP


VMI BAPTISM

WLU BASEBALL HUDDLE


PAST OUTREACH EVENTS:

 


Liberty SOAR Dunk


Bobby Petrocelli: “You Matter”


Steve Fitzhugh: “OW2P” Drug Free



Interested in starting a Huddle at your school?

Learn more about our Campus Ministry by clicking on the link below:
  Campus 101
If you still have additional questions, contact Greg Jewett at gjewett@fca.org for more information.

Partnering Churches

Ben Salem Presbyterian                                           

Buena Vista Baptist  

Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness

Buena Vista Presbyterian                                           

Collierstown Baptist 

Collierstown Presbyterian                                                        

Gateway EPC (Ohio)                                                         

Grace Presbyterian 

High Bridge Presbyterian  

Lexington Baptist                                                          

Lexington Presbyterian

Lexington Foursquare Gospel 

Life Chapel

Manly Memorial Baptist

Natural Bridge Baptist Association

Natural Bridge Christian Fellowship

VMI Chapel


Ministry Corporate Sponsors

Abigail Inn

Bank of Botetout

Blue Sky Café

Carilion Clinic

Cornerstone Bank

Farm Credit

Kerrs Creek Ruritan Club

Lexington Express Lube

Rockbridge Community Services

Virginia Infrastructure