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CrossTimbers sees record-number attendance, decisions

DAVIS—Year three is in the books for CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp at their new location, outside Davis, near Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Glenn Barber, CrossTimbers program director, was thrilled with the results that included a new high in attendance with 4,288 campers who completed grades 3-6.

Ten camp sessions witnessed 525 campers make spiritual decisions, including 380 professions of faith, 36 assurances of salvation, 92 rededications, 20 special callings and 25 other needs. CrossTimbers’ pre-teen week was still in session at the time of publication, so an increase in spiritual decisions is expected.

“Every session we have seen God move in incredible ways,” said Barber. “As I look over the last couple of years, this year stands out. Every session, we have had an incredible number of kids responding and making decisions. We had an evangelism-mission stop, teaching kids how to share their faith. But we also had kids accept Christ on our ropes course. Throughout camp, they heard the Gospel, and they were able to put the pieces together to understand what it means to have Christ in their life.”

Barber also was pleased to see more churches were involved this summer, bringing kids to CrossTimbers. “Every year we have a good amount of churches that have never been to CrossTimbers,” he said. “We have churches of all sizes from across the state come. This is the first year a church from Texas brought a group. It’s always neat to hear about their camp experience and get their take on how we do camp.”

Just like Falls Creek, CrossTimbers also dealt with flooding conditions affecting some of the camp offerings, such as the waterfront games, and cancelling a session. But Barber complimented his staff on how hard they worked to keep the camp running.

“This has been the hardest working staff that we have seen in the last three years,” Barber said. “We’ve always had an incredible staff, but we’ve had rave reviews on every staff member.”

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