GO! Campers Emphasizing Service Will Pack Meals for Haitian Children
Campers attending Freed-Hardeman University’s GO! Camp June 5-10 will partner with the Estes Church of Christ and Feed My Starving Children to pack 100,000 meals for Haitian children, according to Brad Montague, director of Go! Camp.
Go! Camp, in its inaugural year at FHU, is designed for young people in grades seven through twelve. The event which has a heavy emphasis on service will also feature guest speakers including Derreck Kayongo, a Ugandan refugee who founded The Global Soap Project; Zach Hunter, a nineteen-year-old abolitionist and author of “Be the Change” and “Lose Your Cool;” Sam Davidson, author and founder of Cool People Care; and Michael Richerson, founder of Special Needs Athletics.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that supplies meals specifically formulated for malnourished children and ships them to 70 countries around the world. Representatives from the organization will be in Henderson to organize the packing of the meals.
The Estes Church of Christ has a special interest in helping to feed the children of Haiti. The church, located on Highway 45 between Henderson and Bethel Springs, helps to support a children’s home and nutrition program in Port au Prince and continues to provide assistance to Haitians rebuilding after the earthquake of 2010. The meals are being funded by the Estes Haitian Relief Fund.
“We want to put real life, world-changing ideas into the hands of a young generation who wants God’s love to be seen and known by all,” Montague said. Go! Camp will also include nuts and bolts sessions for service as well as worship and devotional time.
Interested persons may go to www.fhu.edu/go for additional information and to register. They may also follow the camp at facebook.com/wearego and twitter.com/goisgood.