God working during summer camps on Plainview campus

PLAINVIEW, TX — God is working in the lives of students attending summer camps on Wayland Baptist University’s Plainview campus, according to Donnie Brown, Director of Spiritual Life.

Leadership Camp for youth from area churches was held June 23-26, and Top of Texas Kids Camp took place June 26-29. “That is right, one camp left at noon and the other arrived at 3:30 p.m. — talk about a quick turnaround!” Brown said. Still to come is 806 Youth Camp, which runs July 8-12.

Wayland’s Director of Spiritual Life said God worked in the lives of 60 junior high and high school students who attended Leadership Camp. “They learned that God has uniquely equipped them to play their part in His story. Many of them left ready to be servant leaders in their families, churches, schools and communities.”

Brown said it is refreshing to see students so engaged with what God is doing in their lives.

The Top of Texas Kids’ Camp was a huge success, bringing 265 kids and sponsors to the campus for three days.

“They learned all about God’s love,” Brown said, noting that at least eight of the campers gave their lives to Christ. “They all went home knowing that God loved them and has plan for their lives.”

The success of the first two camps has Brown wondering what God will do when the 806 Youth Camp kicks off next week for a five-day run.

“They currently have 270 students and sponsors who are ready to hear from God,” he said. “Please join us in praying that God will continue to move in their lives.”

The trio of camp is something new for Wayland, which has hosted Super Summer in the past but hasn’t hosted several camps like this summer.

“Wayland is a special place,” Brown said. “It’s a place that God uses to transform lives. We’ve had a great summer seeing God move and are praying that God will continue to move throughout the Fall semester. In just five weeks, students will begin to return to campus, and my prayer is that God will move and transformation will continue to happen.”