Daniell Baptist Association campers fulfill mission work at BPC
These Daniell Baptist Association campers from the SURGE camp held on the Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon campus July 11-17 assisted with mission projects like this one on the BPC campus – scraping and painting the campus benches with a fresh coat of paint. From left volunteer Daniel Baptist Association campers are listed with their schools and churches: Kasey Hayes, 16, of Toombs County High School and Vidalia Baptist Temple; Kaci Rudd, BPC sophomore and First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon; Joshua Johnson, 20, BPC senior and First Baptist Church; Karlie Clark, 12, of Uvalda, homeschooled, and South Thompson Baptist; Amber White, 13, of Wheeler County Middle School and Stuckey Baptist; and, Alyssa Ledford, 13, of Wheeler County Middle School and Stuckey Baptist. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Last week, 75 youth representing 25 churches in the Daniell Baptist Association attended the Association’s SURGE camp at Brewton-Parker College’s main campus in Mount Vernon. This is the ninth year the South Georgia Association, which is based out of Mount Vernon, has held its summer program on the BPC campus.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity and helpfulness BPC blesses us with,” said Associational Minister Robby Smith. “As for activities, this year we divided the students into seven ministry groups. In the mornings, we did ministries such as block parties, free car washes, free windshield washing, painting at BPC, Nursing Home visits, food distribution, renovating a Methodist church building and some yard work. God has truly blessed our students as they served in the name of Jesus.”
Afternoons at the weeklong camp were spent in recreation, such as arts and crafts sessions and basketball in the BPC Gillis Gym. Evening sessions included worship music by full-time music ministers Jonathan and Lisa Moore of Columbus, Ga., and their band, followed by inspiring messages from Ryan Britt. Britt is one of the pastors at Twelve Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Smith explains that following the worship time, the large group broke into smaller ministry groups to have a time of “unpacking” or reflection on what they had just heard. These smaller ministry groups were led by some of the Association’s local pastors.
“God has blessed our camp in so many ways for which we give Him all the Glory,” said Smith. “Thank you BPC for all your help and generosity and for investing in the lives of our local students.”
Norman Winter, vice president for college advancement at BPC, said he had “never seen a finer group of young people. I am amazed at their love for the Lord and their efforts in helping beautify our campus. I look forward to having many of them back not only as campers but students continuing their education.”
The Daniell Baptist Association is comprised of 50 churches located in Montgomery, Treutlen, Wheeler, Toombs and part of Emanuel counties.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.