Closing out July

This will be a bit of a catch-up post to highlight some of the end-of-July happenings around Aim Right.  Darrell began a Bible study about the life of Daniel with the teens yesterday evening.  He challenged youth to live differently in their culture just as Daniel did.  Several of us ladies and young ladies attended…

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Expressions

To bring a little light-hearted fun to your Thursday, enjoy these expressions from staff at Aim Right’s Teen Camp.  Photos courtesy of Sandi Shipley (and more camp photos coming soon!) 

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In the month Aim Right has been without a van, we have either had to rent or borrow vans, or get creative in how we do transportation.  Fortunately, it is summertime, when some of our weekly programs take a break.  However, as we begin to prepare for the start-up of fall programs such as Kids Klub and…

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Back to Babylon

Despite two Wednesdays off, there was quite a crowd of kids at Babylon VBS yesterday evening.  A.J. is having another round of chemotherapy this week, so he and Jewel didn’t visit the children on Tuesday afternoons like they usually do.  Jewel said, “I just prayed that the kids would come.”  God answered that prayer because they came!  Kids had fun playing a game…

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Three Links

1.  A blog post by veteran urban youth worker Leneita Fix about The Unchurched Kid. There are quite a few “Tony’s” that come to Aim Right. (Note:  You will need to click on Tony, The Unchurched Kid in the sidebar to view this post.) 2.  “You, not God, determine your standard of living in heaven.  In an act…

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A faulty Internet connection in Colorado hindered on-site posting of camp updates last week, but as I have been hearing God-stories from the week, it is clear that His powerful work in hearts was unhindered!  The theme was “Healing a Wounded Heart,” and many hearts were cleansed, renewed, and forgiven.  Here are some teens’ perspectives about…

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Summer breaks are short in Phoenix (while summer in general surely isn’t!), and children will be heading back to school soon.  Through August 15th, we are collecting new backpacks to distribute to children within our community. If you would like to participate, simply purchase a backpack suitable for a child 5-12 years old (boy or girl). You…

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Another Picacho Trip

On Friday, Evan and I made another quick trip to Picacho, AZ, to pick up campers from Youth Haven.  Each of them received a watermelon to take home.  Any clues this is a “desert ranch”? Our group of 8 campers plus 2 teens who went as Leaders-in-Training (LIT’s)  Alex wanted his photo taken…

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Take time to browse….

Final preparations for Teen Camp are underway this week, with excitement mounting as we anticipate the work God will do in many of the youth who are attending camp for the first time.  Aim Right has used the scenic Circle K Ranch as its site for Teen Camp for many years, with this year as no exception. …

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It’s Youth Haven time!  Seven campers spent the week in Picacho last week (one was already comfortably settled in the van and didn’t want to pose in 100+ degree heat for some reason), and eight are there this week, along with two teens who are helping out as LIT’s (leaders-in-training).  Campers heard Bible stories, learned Scripture…

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