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Young people on board for mission after CMS camps

Youth enjoying an activity at Camp MMM.

In the July school holidays each year, hundreds of teenagers flock to CMS Camp MMM, a youth camp aimed at encouraging young Christians to think about their part in God’s global mission.

This year, 150 students in Years 10-12, and 120 in Years 7-9, as well as 45 leaders, attended two camps, a Senior and Junior Camp, and were encouraged by daily talks on the theme of “God Loves the Nations”. Malcolm Richards (Seniors) and Craig McCorkindale (Juniors) presented a biblical theology of mission. Each addressed the Bible’s teaching on mission and the place that we have as God’s church in God’s mission throughout the world.

CMS NSW & ACT Youth and Children’s Coordinator Mick Hyam says, “The best thing about both camps was that loads of kids committed to being better engaged with CMS, particularly in praying and caring for missionaries. I would love to see Camp MMM grow in the future, so that more young people can connect with God’s mission in the world and think about how they can engage with what CMS is doing.”

A Year 12 attendee wrote an email after the camp, saying, “Thanks again for making our last MMM the amazing week that it was, helping us to grow and mature in Christ and think more seriously about our role in mission. It was such a fantastic time to spend together.”

Next week, CMS NSW & ACT is hosting another camp for young people – Camp Milimani, for kids in Years 3-6. Hannah Blake will be speaking on God’s plans for the nations, as shown through the book of Isaiah. Please pray that Camp Milimani would be just as encouraging as Camp MMM, and that many kids would be prompted to start thinking about how they fit in God’s mission for the world.

CMS is committed to our role of engaging churches in cross-cultural mission, so also pray with us that God might use kids and youth camps and ministries to raise up the next generation of pray-ers, carers, givers and missionaries who go to work in God’s harvest.