Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:37-40
OUR MISSION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY: ALL GOD’S CHILDREN CAMP
As a ministry of the Virginia Annual Conference, All God’s Children Camp (AGCC) is a week-long overnight camp for children ages 7 to 12, with an incarcerated parent. Campers have an opportunity to participate in all the physical activities the camp has to offer such as boating, swimming, hiking, archery, music, crafts, Bible study, along with a conflict resolution/self-esteem building class. AGCC is built on he basis of a one-to-one mentoring program where campers have an adult who walks alongside them for the week cheering them on, building them up and encouraging them daily. Partnering with Virginia United Methodist camps and other ACA camps across the state, All God’s Children Camp provides a week of sanctuary for children who face so many challenges in their lives such as economic poverty, temporary living conditions, loneliness, low self-esteem, violence, and drugs along with while working to break the cycle of incarceration. All God’s Children Camp is a place where children learn they are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and they are truly ‘somebody’! The Virginia Conference has a goal of $5,000, which would send 12 kids to camp. Due to COVID, Camp was canceled in 2020 and they are looking forward to being back with these special campers in 2021!