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Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?" Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

In this well-known miracle of Jesus, the story begins with hungry people, continues with a boy who gave what he had, and concludes when God multiplied that gift. This simple formula remains miraculous today.

HOPE for Kids Performing Arts Camp is excited to announce their 4th year!

'Rise Above' is a week-long conference and camp combined to pave the way for days of fun, bonding, and spiritual development for Caribbean youth ranging from nine to 25 years old. It will take place from July 30 to Aug 4, 2017, at the Hampton High School in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.

A message from Phil Arsenault about the 2017 North American Family Conference entitled, "All Generations." Check it out!

We are looking for just the right people to cook and manage our kitchen at Camp Hope for Kids – a fun and fulfilling way to spend your summer! The job includes supervising and coordinating all food services while making sure everyone at camp eats healthy, tasty and cost effective meals.

At the recent New England Teen Winter Retreat, the young women and disciples attending this event decided to conduct a “March for Jesus!” In Freedom, New Hampshire at Camp Cody, teenage women came together for the love of Christ.

Winter Youth Camp in Canada

by Monday, 27 February 2017 16:09


Exciting news from the North!

Earlier this month the Youth and Family Ministry in Toronto, Canada hosted another round of their annual Winterblast youth camps at Camp Kawartha --about 2 hours east of Toronto. These weekend winter camps are a fun, spiritual boost for preteens and teens alike.

There was so much interest in this year's preteen Winterblast titled, "Just Live It". At final count, there were 88 / just under 100 preteens in attendance! One week later, 68 teens met at the Kawarthas to discuss how they can "Level Up" in their relationships with God and with others. Many counsellors were on hand to serve as cabin leaders, chaperones and discussion group leaders to help make both weekends a success.

The students listened to inspiring lessons, had great worship sessions, and had opportunities to play fun outdoor winter games. They prayed under the stars, got up for early morning bible studies, made craft bracelets, were treated to dance classes and enjoyed each others' antics at lip synch and dance off competitions. The students always enjoy the chance to be with friends who have come from different churches; there were kids from several cities including Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Mississauga, Oakville, Scarborough, Brampton, Kingston, and Newmarket. Winterblast allows the students to steal away to beautiful winter scenery be inspired by nature and draw closer to God.

It is an important charge and an honour to serve the youth in our churches through events like the Preteen and Teen Winterblast events. Many come away with a renewed outlook and greater resolve to pursue God with their whole heart.

Thank you to all who help to facilitate these kinds of getaways. Together, we can help guide our youth to Christ, one day, one talk, one step at a time.

Registration for the 2017 Family Conference, entitled "All Generations" is well under way. This conference aims to inspire and equip people from all over to pass on the faith from generation to generation. As God builds his multi-generational Church, Christians will continue to fulfill God's call to seek and save the lost of all nations.

In the heart of every Christian parent is the desire to give their child the blessing of a relationship with God. In this season of giving, we invite you to invest in your children’s spiritual future by registering for the 2017 All Generations Family Conference at www.2017familyconference.com.

Our vision is to strive towards God’s dream of a thriving, multi-generational church that will reach every generation in every corner of our world with the gospel of Christ.

Families from Scandinavia traveled to meet families in the Middle East this summer to help repair and clean up an orphange together and enjoy their summer camp.

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