Great Bend, Kansas
A Giant Step Forward in Faith
Every year the volunteers of Great Bend Royal Family KIDS Camp leave their comfort zone and step out in faith to help prepare for our yearly summer camp. Specifically, I want to spotlight a volunteer who is taking a giant step forward in his faith to help serve our campers.
One of the volunteers, Jermaine, began volunteering fresh out of high school. He was so excited to serve at camp and work with children whose lives mirrored similarities to his own childhood. He served as a great adult ‘buddy’ and never stopped asking questions, getting feedback, or thinking out of the box in order to give a healthy and happy week to the campers.
Fast-forward five years, and Jermaine is attending college to become a teacher. He reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked about becoming the leader of our recreation. Jermaine is looking forward to using his knowledge and skills to help provide recreational activities and games to all of the campers this summer. I have tremendously enjoyed watching him grow in his own faith and healing, and I am so excited to see God work through Jermaine as he takes on this role. I am grateful he decided to take a step of faith and serve the children with enthusiasm and love.
Melissa Widiger, RFK camp Director in Great Bend, Kansas