Serving Foster Children from the Big Horn Basin
Wyoming didn’t have a Royal Family Kids Camp and the need was great. I had just finished serving with my brother and his wife at a camp in a neighboring state and we were on fire to get one going in Wyoming. We made plans on the ride home from camp and were certain that my brother’s church in Cheyenne was just the church to take on the task. Our little church in northwest WY was much too small to sponsor something that big. Believing that this is what God wanted us to do, my sister-in-law, an event planner, agreed to present it to the leadership at their church. We were totally deflated when her proposal was met with “that isn’t the direction our church is going.” Why would God plant this in our heart and not have it brought to fruition?
We returned to serve at the camp in NE the next year but this time, God prompted me to bring the proposal to our leadership board. I didn’t know how this would turn out but to my surprise they wholeheartedly agreed to give it a go! Three members of our congregation attended training and I agreed to help, but not be the director. God’s plan is so much greater than our own and we went forward with plans for the next year.
Life happens and here I am as the director! Not at all what I had envisioned. I have tremendous support not only from our church but other churches in our small community. More importantly, I have incredible support in the staff God has equipped, with talents that make being the director much easier.
My faith has grown leaps and bounds and He has grown our camp to serve 40 foster children from the Big Horn Basin. If God is working on you to get involved, listen to Him and step out in faith. He’ll work out the details and you will be blessed!
Roxie Trimble, RFK camp Director in Powell, Wyoming