Get Ready!

This spring and summer season was different as everything else in the world is different since Covid-19. Some of our ministry events were postponed until next year; Game Day Challenge school assembly tour and Camp U. We were able to get in Camp Padre though. We moved to a later date, July 20-24. We were half the size camp that we usually are but had a great time and God moved mightily on the students that attended. We were able to also have our district A/G youth and kids camps at Lakeview Camp. We were also half the size in numbers that we normally are but had awesome camps and many lives were changed. We had many other camps scheduled but cancelled or postponed until next year. Even though this wasn’t the summer packed full of camps that we usually are, this will be a summer that will impact us the rest of our lives. Our job is a calling and we look forward to answering that call. One thing I know, after this summer, is that the call camp has on my life will never be the same again. I have learned to cherish the call God gives me. He doesn’t let me just fumble my call. The word says that he equips us. Those he calls he equips. The average week of a camp is 90 hours. In those 90 hours a young life is equipped for life. I’ve often said that everything I needed to learn in life I learned at camp. Camp is where I learned to build relationships. Camp is where I learned how to cope with issues that would later help me in life. Camp taught me that competition is good. Camp taught me how to live life to the fullest. Camp taught me how to seek the face of God. Camp taught me that God has a perfect will and calling on my life. Camp taught me how to cope with all we have been through for the past 5 months. So camp isn’t just a one week wonder, it’s a life calling and camp is my life. I’ve done my best to help others and my family see that camp in essential for learning life and spiritual skills. Camp isn’t a location. Camp isn’t a destination. Camp is a launching point. Camp just isn’t camp, it’s a life change. I think God for camp now and into the future. God has never left us or forsaken us and camp will live on changing lives throughout eternity. So I am planning the greatest camps, Game Day Challenge school assembly tour and all the ministry opportunities God has planned for us and into 2021. (Eph. 3:20, 21) So let’s together pray, work and prepare for a great harvest God has planned for us.


Yours in Youth,


Jaroy and Kim Carpenter

The beginning of a decade brings so many awesome opportunities and goals to strive for. We have seen God’s amazing hand lead this ministry into mighty works and miracles and even greater things God will do in 2020. This past year has been a great harvest in every area of our ministries. We had an awesome summer and fall full of camps, retreats and services. We had over 40,000 kids, youth and adults pass through Lakeview Camp and with each camp students filled the altar as God changed their lives. We just returned from our annual Avalanche ski camp. We hosted some great churches and had great skiing. The night services were filled with fun, awesome worship and messages that inspired us all to grow closer to God and reach our worlds for him. We are now making big plans for upcoming events. We are planning our 30th Camp Padre birthday. So many generations have been touched by this awesome camp. We held our annual Camp Padre leader’s planning meeting last week and reflected on the thousands of lives impacted for the kingdom through this awesome camp. This year’s theme is Vision Voyage. Eph 3:20 says that God will do and go beyond immeasurably more than we could ever ask or think. As much as God has used Camp Padre in the past he wants to do more in the future. We are also looking forward to the Game Day Challenge school assembly tour in May as we play games and share a message of hope to JH and HS students. This is always a special time where we bring along SAGU student athletes to help us lead activities and share with the students. Please be in prayer as we continue to reach more for the kingdom through Lakeview Camp, Camp Padre, Camp U and The Game Day Challenge school tour. As much as we celebrate the past, we know more and the best is yet to come. Your continued prayers and support help us keep doing the will of God on our lives. Together we can change the world one life at a time.


Yours for youth,

Jaroy and Kim Carpenter



I love this time of year. The trees are turning green, days are longer and it seems that all the world comes alive. Every day in camp life, I get to experience nature change and spring into what God purposed it to be. It reminds me that if God cares for nature and even knows when each sparrow falls, how much more does he care for us. Every week I witness so many people coming to Lakeview Camp. It’s awesome to see them come alive as they have an amazing encounter with God, then leave camp changed ready to change their worlds.

We are springing up for awesome opportunities to reach young lives in the next few months. In the month of May, I will be taking SAGU students to many JH and HS all across the north Texas area with the Game Day Challenge school assemblies. We will be leading the students in camp type games and sharing a message of character education that teaches students about making right choices, developing good relationships and being responsible citizens that will make a difference in the world. We present a deity free message that is totally about the character of God. It is awesome to see the student’s response in knowing that time with them prepares their lives to change their worlds. We are also springing up for Camp U and Camp Padre in the month of June. The theme this year is “RUSH”, based off of Acts 2:2, as the spirit of God entered the room like a rushing mighty wind. That’s what camp is all about. It’s one week of fast action heart pounding fun and worship, experiencing the mighty rush of God’s power that changes young lives forever. That’s also what will happen in the months of June, July and August as we will host 17,000 kids and youth at Lakeview Camp. So when we total up all the students we will reach in these four months, it is close to 20,000 young lives that have the potential to rock this world with the power of God. That’s why we need your continued partnership of prayer and support of this ministry to make a powerful impact for the many opportunities to reach this world for God’s glory. Have a great Spring and Summer!


Yours for Youth,


Jaroy and Kim Carpenter









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