Living life of compassion aim of GA camp

Originally published at Western Recorder –

Bagdad—On July 1-2 and 8-9, more than 170 Girls in Action and mother-daughter teams spent two days at Cedar Crest Camp learning how to love and live out a life of compassion.

“I just think it’s important that they learn to care about others. The Bible study was the Good Samaritan, and they learned that everybody can be your neighbor, which includes the people in your neighborhood and the people around the state, and the people around the world,” said Stacy Nall, preschool and children’s consultant for Kentucky WMU.

Both weekends included a time of personal devotions, group Bible study, worship, campfire time, games, hiking, swimming, crafts and a “Compassion Walk.”

The Compassion Walk was a focus of the weekend and 10-year-old Addison Lauson’s favorite part. “I like the Compassion Walk because we are learning about more and more stuff, and you get to do different stuff with them,” she shared. “Down at the homeless station we got to build a tent. We prayed. We talked about the hunger just now and got to plant bean seeds.”

The walk consisted of nine interactive stations spread throughout the campground. Each stop taught the girls about various ministries including, Disaster Relief, hunger, refugees, Sunrise Children’s Services and prison ministry.

The girls also spent time making crafts for children at Sunrise. The older girls handstitched little heart pillows with notes of encouragement and the younger girls decorated pillowcases.

“We know that God has given us a gift that we could never repay Him for, which is His son, Jesus. We are so thankful for that,” Wanda Lauson, part of a mother daughter team from First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, shared.

“So out of our love for the Lord we are doing our best to be obedient, and to teach our children to be obedient, and to teach our children about God and about the love that He not only has for us, but wants us to share with others,” she continued.

“I’m thankful, and out of our love for the Lord we are here learning and trying to help our children see that truth,” she said. (WR)