Once a term we dedicate an entire night to come together as a Kamp and celebrate the life of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. In the Kamp world we like to call this night Crosswalk. This year the kampers got an interactive walk through of the ministry of Jesus, starting with His baptism and ending with His death and resurrection. They saw Jesus call the disciples to abandon everything they owned. They experienced some of the miracles we read about in the Gospels, like the feeding of the 5,000 and when Jesus walks on water. Kampers followed along as Jesus visited the home of Mary and Martha and later witnessed His betrayal and crucifixion. K-1 puts a ton of effort into the preparation of Crosswalk but this night is about more than just skits and props. Our hope and prayer is that kampers will get an accurate picture of who Jesus is and the sacrifice that he made for us on the cross. Crosswalk is a perfect opportunity for kids to begin their walk with Christ or to grow closer to Him. Michael Atmar closed out the night by recapping on the scenes of the Gospel message and let kids know that Jesus wants to wash their sins clean. Each kamper was given a cloth at the beginning of the day that they wrote their sins and struggles on. There were water basins placed at the foot of the cross. After Michael’s talk ended, each cabin went forward to wash away their stained cloths. This gave kampers a clear visual representation of the way Jesus has washed their sins white as snow.
Our prayer is that the Lord would use this night to change the hearts of kampers for eternity. As we come to the end of our first term this weekend, join with us in prayer that the heart change would not stop as kampers leave the gates, but that they would continue to grow throughout the year.