Why adopt-a-staff?

This summer, we will have 15-20 college-aged students make Camp Buckner their home. This means that for three months, they will spend their summer away from friends and families in Texas heat working outside getting hot, dirty and sweaty. Instead of choosing to flip burgers in an air-conditioned fast food chain (where they would be making more money), they chose to serve in camping ministry.

From plunging dirty toilets and taking out dirty dishes to life guarding the blob, summer staff team members are the heart of our camp operation. Without them, there would be no ministries for the thousands of guests that come to camp to discover, or rededicate, and worship our almighty God. Staff members invest into our guests in very meaningful ways often leaving them physically and emotionally exhausted. Because of this, we want to invite you to join us in supporting our staff through prayer, encouragement and gifts!

By adopting a summer staff, you commit to:
  • Pray for this person by name daily
  • Send notes and cards of encouragement
  • Send an occasional care package (Pinterest has some great ideas!)
It is our goal for all summer staff team members to feel loved, supported and encouraged so they may continue to show our guests the same level of love and support. We are very excited about this program and pray many of you will join us to make this the best summer yet by helping to grow and strengthen our staff!

Email Bill Joe Averitt, summer programs and activities supervisor, at baveritt@buckner.org if you are interested in taking part in the adopt-a-staff program. Once you sign up, we will send you the profile of one of our summer staff team members for you to adopt.

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