The children had a great day serving on Day 1 of the Children's Mission Camp! They served at the Community Hope Center of Osceola County before taking a trip to the Chocolate Museum!
What a great time the children were having on Day 2 of Children's Mission Camp! The children started their day serving at Clean the World by sorting out shampoos/conditioners to deliver to those in need whom are living in improvised areas. Through Christ, all is possible! After serving, they spent some time together at Gatorland Orlando, learning and soaking in some sun.
On Day 3 of Spring of Life's Children's Mission Camp, the children went to United Against Poverty Orlando and stocked the shelves in their grocery store. After having lunch at Chick-fil-A, the children leaped into the trampolines at AirHeads Trampoline Arena Orlando, FL before cooling off with $1 7-Eleven slurpees. During the fourth day of the Children's Mission Camp], the children served at The Ronald McDonald House. We baked 9 oz chocolate chip cookies for their guests and them made cards and assembled 200 snack bags for families spending countless hours at the hospital for treatments and doctor visits.
We took an airboat ride in Kissimmee and got to see a virtually unspoiled Florida ecosystem. We played a good ole game of checkers while we waited for our Captain to arrive.
As a thank you to College Park UMC for the use of their bus for our mission week, the children gave it a through cleaning inside and out and recorded a thank you video.'
On the 5th day, the children served at Orlando Union Rescue Mission. This wonderful long running program helps families transition out of homelessness while relying on our Savior Jesus Christ. The group brought games and crafts to play together with the children living at the facility in Downtown Orlando. Then, they hopped on the bus, provided by College Park United Methodist Church, and headed to Winter Park for amazing pizza. They played in Central Park. Before heading back to Spring of Life, they stopped at Kilwins for a yummy cold ice cream treat. They spent the last of our time together putting together a photo journal of our week. It was a great end to a great week, and we want to thank College Park United Methodist Church for lending their vehicle for our children to be able to serve and enjoy fun activities. We would also like to thank our director of Children's Ministry, Holly Eby, for organizing and leading such an enjoyable mission camp for these children to serve and create friendships. If you're interested in having your child join us next summer for Children's Mission Camp, please email our director of Children's Ministry, Holly Eby, at firstname.lastname@example.org