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CrossTimbers has makeover as campers come to Christ

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp sees improvements to its campsite almost every year, but camp participants this summer may see even more of a makeover when they visit the encampment near Davis.

CrossTimbers camp manger Clay Young has spruced up the campgrounds for this summer. He said there are many improvements to the camp’s facilities, including the expansion and remodeling of the camp office.

Clay Young, right, and Shannon Russell, camp manager assistant, appreciate working in the remodeled camp office. [Photo by Chris Doyle]

“The main office was remodeled, making it more helpful during the registration times,” Young said during CrossTimbers’ first camp session. “We had 16 different church groups represented at one time. It went very well.”

CrossTimbers’ Conference Center also had some improvements, including a new sound booth. Young said the conference center was upgraded to make the meeting area more functional.
Private lodging also has been improved. The four private rooms were remodeled and now resemble the Kannady Family Lodge at Falls Creek, Young said.

Summer staff members share the Gospel during target sports at CrossTimbers. [Photo by Charlie Gatton]

The cafeteria now has a new main entrance, which Young said “makes it more presentable.” Also the cafeteria was remodeled inside to make meal time traffic flow go more smoothly.

Campers at CrossTimbers observe personal Quiet Time Bible study. [Photo by Charlie Gatton]

“Our mission is to help provide an environment to share Christ,” Young said. “We’re very blessed that churches bring their kids here.”

/// Life-changing decisions made at CrossTimbers

The Gospel is presented constantly at CrossTimbers to campers 3rd-6th grade. Charlie Gatton, CrossTimbers program director, reported campers have been making spiritual decisions at different times and locations during camp.

CrossTimbers Conference Center has improvements including a new sound booth. [Photo by Chris Doyle]

“Today at CrossTimbers, 21 kids decided to follow Jesus as Savior!” Gatton said in a Facebook post during the third session, June 13-16. “It happened all over camp, at chapel tonight, at Target Sports, and even on the hike to the crosses. Many rededications and one for ministry!”

The new camp office design helps during registration. [Photo by Chris Doyle]

Todd Fisher, pastor at Shawnee, Immanuel, shared on Twitter that his daughter made a profession of faith in Christ while at CrossTimbers.

“Best thing that can ever happen for a parent happened to me today,” Fisher tweeted on June 19. “Our daughter told me how she committed her life to follow Jesus last night @CrossTimbersOK. It was a great story, and one for which Jamy and I have prayed for some time.”

The remodeled camp pastor suite. [Photo by Chris Doyle]

After three camp sessions, CrossTimbers has witnessed 161 total spiritual decisions made by campers. Ninety-two campers made professions of faith in Christ, and 48 campers rededicated their lives to Christ.

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