Daniel and Moose
Camp Gilgal is a big part of Jews for Jesus’ ministry to Jewish children and youth. This year is our twentieth season! From ages 8-18 years old, Jewish children and youth are coming together for camp in three parts of the country to have loads of fun and grow in their identities as Jewish followers of Messiah. This year’s junior camp Bible lessons and discussions are centered on the theme, “Let Us Press On.” For teen camp, we focused on “Setting Our Mind on Things Above.”

Teen camp in the Midwest was held in Indiana the last full week of June. Twelve  campers enjoyed activities such as canoeing, wall climbing, and challenging ropes courses. A highlight of the week, oddly enough, was a discussion that came out of a tornado warning. Everyone headed to the basement till the storm passed, and nothing makes a group a family like experiences such as these. That night, some of the kids and counselors read and talked through comforting Scriptures like Psalms 91 and 93. By morning, there was no damage other than a couple of trees down. Please pray that what the teens learned about God’s sovereignty and ever-present comfort that night will go deep.

Meanwhile on the West Coast, 49 campers (including twenty first timers!) attended junior camp. During a Bible lesson, Daniel, one of our youngest campers this year, asked to share a Bible verse. He read John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Everyone on staff was amazed, especially since the day before had been a difficult one for Daniel. On a different note, everybody was thrilled to see Corey, the son of a former camper and Camp Gilgal’s first grandcamper ever! Halfway through the camp, nine campers surrendered their hearts to Messiah, and eight more recommitted their lives to Him. Please pray for God’s continued work in their lives.

Also please pray that the Lord will work in the hearts and minds of those attending our upcoming adventure camp in the Midwest, as well as our teen and adventure camps on the East and West coasts.