Some of the liveliest Adventists in the Iowa-Missouri Conference recently came together at Sunnydale Academy for the annual Adventurer Family Camp.

Pastor Brett Randall presented messages focusing on a relationship with Jesus to the 190 attendees and 20 support staff. Nineteen awards were taught and earned, and there were puppets, praise teams, family time and more.

Children moved through stations to learn about missionaries from around the world, receiving a sticker or stamp in their “passport.” They learned about Jesus and His disciples, Paul and his journeys through Asia, and also had an opportunity to participate in modern mission work in the form of community service.

As the Adventurers and families rotated through the stations, one of their stops was at the yellow Adventist Community Services booth. Under the direction of Missouri ACS director Jody Dickhaut and a dozen ACS volunteers, participants helped assemble 1,000 disaster kits.

Each kit includes personal hygiene items for individuals impacted by floods, tornadoes or other disasters. They will be sent to local distribution centers, churches and the state ACS warehouse and stored until a need arises.

Thanks to those who participated and those who volunteered to make the weekend a success.

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Rachel Ashworth is a member of the Sikeston Church and director of their Pathfinder club.