By Message Staff
CENTRAL LOUISIANA – Thirty South Korean children are experiencing a taste of American culture and the Gospel this July during the 13th annual Camp USA.
A partnership of REACH Missions and the Korea Baptist Church Development Board, the camp involves more than 25 churches in Cenla Baptist Association (formerly Central and North Rapides associations) and First Baptist Church in Ponchatoula.
During their first week that began July 14 and ends July 21, the children are participating in Vacation Bible School at Alpine First Baptist Church while also enjoying activities at other area churches and campsites. After their time in Central Louisiana, the campers will spend the remainder of their time in southeast Louisiana in the Ponchatoula area July 22-29. They will end their trip with a two-day excursion to Toronto, Canada, before leaving for home Aug. 1.
“It’s one of the largest cooperative efforts that we have as an association,” said camp coordinator Susan Duke. “This is one of the tools we use to share God’s Word. The students come here and do Bible study, games and English classes. But in everything they do we are sharing God’s word and God’s love with them.”