2018 Victory Sports Camps
Sports Camp 2018
Well, this was our first time our church has hosted an activity like this so leading up to it there was a bit of apprehension as to how it would all come together. With the goal of seeing young people saved and families added to our church, as well as a community outreach, we trusted that the Lord would work these things out. In the months of preparation for Sports Camp the Lord worked out all of the logistics. We made flyers to pass out in the community as well as banners to go out in front of the church for people to see as they drove by. Within a couple hours of posting the banners, people had begun calling to register for our two-day event. We ended up with over 30 registrations which was very encouraging to see.
We had a special guest come to host our first Sports Camp—Pastor Charles Hamilton, of King James Bible Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi. Pastor Hamilton played basketball and baseball all through high school and went on to play professionally as a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals from 2000-2002. With his joyful and patient spirit, he was able to help the kids learn some helpful skills and tips. We had about 25 for basketball camp the first day and then 19 the next day for baseball camp. Most importantly, halfway through we had them take a break for snacks and drinks, as Bro. Hamilton shared the gospel with them. We saw 12 kids raised their hand to say the had gotten saved. Praise the Lord! We hope to see them come visit our church in the near future
We want to say thank you to the Hazelwood School District and Lawson Elementary School for allowing us to use their facilities. Thank you to the members of Victory Baptist Church who helped provide sports equipment and finances to purchase snacks and drinks as well. To our “coaching staff” who helped run drills and registration during the camp, and all those who earnestly prayed. Most of all we thank the Lord for blessing the way He did! ALL glory belongs to Him for allowing this outreach opportunity to be fruitful!