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I just realized in my newsletter that I left out a huge Praise to share with you!!! At FCA Leadership Camp 30 students made first time decisions for Christ!!! Please be praying for them as they grow in their faith and for the FCA staff and volunteers that follow up with them.
Also, we wanted to share with you the video of our 2017 FCA Leadership Camp. This video will show you some of the great lessons that were taught in chapel and also a lot of the fun our students had. We hope you enjoy!
Well, we are back from another great year at FCA Leadership Camp. I have a lot to share with you, but to be honest I am needing to catch my breath for a little bit before I do. However God is great and we had an awesome time seeing Him work in the lives of our students. So I wanted to share some videos of our students praising God and even one of our dear sweet Maeven singing with the younger kids!
Our 2017 FCA Leadership Camp at Campbellsville University is off to a great start. Over 60 kids from our Central Kentucky region of schools have joined over 450 students here at camp. Even though the rain came in right when they were supposed to have games and competition on Thursday afternoon the students took it in stride and actually had a time of afternoon Bible study with their huddles!
On Thursday evening, I (Andy) had the opportunity to teach a “Buzz Group.” A “Buzz Group,” is a short seminar that the students can choose to go to. We give them a bunch of seminars on various topics and they can choose the ones that interest them. I taught mine on how to deal with temptation. We looked at the example of Joseph and how when it came to temptation Joseph, “Got Buff, Got Tough, and Got Out of There!” I taught two sessions on my topic and had around 25 kids in each session. It was great to get to interact with the students and talk to them about things like spiritual disciplines, setting boundaries, and finding accountability partners. I can’t wait to teach again on Saturday night!
Before I close this post I want to ask you to keep praying for all our Leadership Campers. Pray for safety here at camp, but most of all pray that lives will be surrendered to Christ! Also, check out this video of over 450 students worshiping our Amazing Savior Thursday night!
We are gearing up for a great time at FCA Leadership Camp this coming summer. Our 2017 theme for FCA Camps is “ONE” based on Philippians 1:27. Last summer it was all about the RISE but this upcoming year, all across the country within FCA, we will be united under the rally cry of ONE! Come and join us at #FCACamps this summer and watch your life be transformed. #TeamFCA. Also, pray for our students who will be attending!
Hey everyone, Erin and I hope that this post finds you doing well. We are writing this post because we need your help. Actually we need your email addresses!
After much prayer and conversation, we have decided to switch up how we do our Owens Family Update newsletters. Some of you all have probably been getting our newsletters over the years via snail mail. We do our best to try and get these letters out to you all so that everyone who partners with us whether in support and/or prayers can know how God is working as we minister with FCA and how our family is doing. Our switch up is that we are now going to be doing less paper newsletters (1 or 2 a year) and more email newsletters (at least 1 a month).
There are two reasons we are making this change. First of all, we want to be able to keep you informed more regularly. We desperately need your prayers and also want you to be able to celebrate our victories with us. Email newsletters allow us to get you information much much quicker.
Secondly, we feel that this is the best way for us to be a good steward of the money that you are supporting us with. Currently one newsletter costs us around $150 or more a mailing. FCA has blessed us with a great newsletter program that looks very professional and only costs around $7 a month. This savings is huge and allows more of your support to go to ministering to our students and coaches!
We hope that you understand this decision and will help us out by sending us your email address. On the top right of this page there is a link button you can click to sign up. I promise that you will not get spammed! Please sign up soon, we hope to get out a newsletter in the next few days! Thanks again for your understanding, thoughts and prayers!