Each day at Kingdom Camp, our campers are learning about “Roof Raisers” in African American history, ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Today at camp, they learned about Wilma Rudolph, the famed track star who set world records after overcoming physical disabilities as a child. While Rudolph is well known for her accolades, many of the other “Roof Raisers” in our curriculum may not be as familiar, such as Paul Revere Williams, the first prominent African American architect. Each of these stories is coupled with our story from the Bible for the day of other “roof raisers.” By pairing these two kinds of stories, ancient and modern, our students are seeing that God continues throughout history to use ordinary people for the good of the whole world.
As we begin week 2 of Kingdom Camp, we continue to see our little Roof Raisers grow in love for God and one another. Each day they smile, dance, and sing to God we can see their joy in Jesus increase. The fun and laughter that fills this former funeral home reflects the love and life of the God that we want to become intimately familiar to each of them.