Easter Offering 2019
We love kids! They are our future! A recent survey indicates that over 65% of Christian adults became Christ followers while a teenager or younger. Kids are a strategic mission field! Jesus’ heartbeat for kids pounds loudly in this church. We believe KIDS COUNT!
Our Easter Offering is a special opportunity to give gifts over and above our regular Mountain giving in order to do something super special for kids! We’re calling it our Kids Count offering – and it’s all about increasing the count of kids and students who will have a life-changing camp experience this summer.
Our special Kids Count Easter Offering is targeting these high impact camp experiences for kids:
Camp EPIC provides programming and a life changing experience, now in two locations in Edgewood. This first rate summer day camp at The EPICENTER allows students to take weekly field trips and receive instruction in math, reading, sports, technology, arts & crafts, gaming, dance & drama, and Bible basics. This camp is often a lifesaver and world changer for these kids! With our help, over 200 students can experience an EPIC summer!
Indian Lake Christian Service Camp in Darlington will host hundreds of kids this summer (many from Mountain) in Darlington as they learn about life, grow a relationship with Jesus, and make lifelong friends while enjoying the outdoors and experiencing fun camp activities and creative Bible teaching. Our gifts will fund scholarships allowing many more kids to participate, and in addition we will provide a sound system for the chapel worship area and allow for needed improvements to the bathhouse.
CIY stands for Christ in Youth, and CIY MIX and MOVE events are the summer’s best weeks for hundreds of middle and high school students! My own kids LOVED these jam-packed camps and were challenged to really take their faith seriously. This high impact conference is off-the-charts amazing and your gift will send some kids to CIY who otherwise could not go.
MOHI – Missions of Hope International is our partner in Kenya with a great opportunity before them to purchase land to begin a camp of their own outside Nairobi! We want to buy an acre of land to make this incredible dream possible! It will literally alter the lives of hundreds or thousands of our sponsored children.
FOUR HIGH-IMPACT SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS!
For me, camp was the greatest spiritual & life-shaping impact on my life! It is where I first memorized scripture and made lifelong friends. It’s where I heard the call to Christ, the call to ministry, and was baptized. I can tell you one thing: for THIS kid, camp really counts!
So please be as generous as you can this Easter towards our Kids Count offering, according to how God has blessed you. Please don’t detract from your regular giving – the ongoing ministry needs to drive forward. But if you are able to make a special gift because you want to see the count of kids go up – please do knowing you are making an eternal impact!
Make your offering online marking your gift as Easter Offering. Or drop your gift in a kiosk at any campus by using the yellow envelopes marked "Kids Count." We’ll keep you posted on the results!
Because we can count on Jesus!