On September 11-13, 150 youth from Hispanic Baptist churches in East Texas attended camp at Pineywoods Baptist Encampment in Woodlake. The theme for the camp was “Original Masterpiece”. Rev. Daniel “Tiny” Dominguez, pastor of Community Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock, was the keynote speaker and seminar leader.
In his seminar, Bro. Domínguez concentrated on the need for youth and their churches to feed the hungry. Since the hungry have different faces depending on where you live, attendees were asked to identify 2 kinds of people in their communities that face dire circumstances or live below poverty level. Youth were then challenged to think of practical ways, they as individuals, and their churches, can make a difference in their neighborhoods by meeting one need at a time. Food and clothing drives were among the most popular ideas mentioned.
Undoubtedly, Texas Hope 2010 became the underlying emphasis of the camp. Through powerful worship services and relevant preaching, the lives of many youth were changed. There were 15 professions of faith, and 60 young people renewed their commitment to Christ.
This was the last of 4 youth camps the Office of Hispanic Ministries helped support this summer. In total, there were almost 900 attendees, more than 60 professions of faith, about 150 rededications and 30 calls to ministry. The fields are truly ripe for harvest!