Tuesday, March 16, 2010

100 Children and An Amazing Experience

Last summer we were blessed to take a number of fleece blankets to the children attending the Royal Family Kids Camp in Woodstock, Georgia. RFKC is for children between the ages of 7 and 12.

These kids are part of the local Foster Care program and come from some pretty tough situations. The purpose of camp is to create positive memories for our littlest lambs. You can read more about our experiences with RFKC by clicking over here.

Of the more than thirty campers attending last year, one 9 year old girl returned to RFKC for the second time in two years. During this time, she and her younger brother had been living with a foster couple who announced they were pursuing adoption of both children. The kids and counselors were ecstatic that these precious children would finally have a forever family.

The celebration was short lived.

In December of last year, our RFKC church held a Christmas party for all the 2009 RFKC campers. Christmas reunion parties go a long way in keeping hope alive for the RFKC kids. Through these reunion events the children come to realize someone still cares about them and desires to bring joy into their young lives beyond their week long camping experience.

At the party, the campers were given all sorts of presents including lovely new coats. Our counselors were puzzled when they tried and failed to persuade our 9 year old girl to try on her new coat. The child’s new foster mom explained that ever since the couple had decided against adopting the pair, the child refused all coats or jackets; all she wanted wrapped around her, was the fleece tie blanket we had given her last summer.

Please join us as we continue to pray for this child and her fellow RFKC campers. We believe they will be drawn to their heavenly Father, accept His gift of salvation and experience true peace and joy as He loves each one beyond anything we can ever imagine.

This summer, three Georgia RFKC’s will provide more than 100 children with an amazing, almost magical camp experience. Fleece for the Flock has committed to a providing personalized fleece tie blankets for each of these campers.

If you live in Georgia and want to assist in meeting these needs, please email us at fleecefortheflock@yahoo.com for more details as to the best way you might help.

If you are a flock supporter living outside of Georgia, please consider contacting The Royal Family Kids Camp in your state. A list of camps and contact information can be found by going here. Mary and I encourage you and yours to adopt an area camp, make your own fleece tie blankets, sharing hope and God’s love to the precious children in your home state.

much love,
mary and tammy

“Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” I Peter 5:2-3

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