This summer, as thousands of kids, students and chaperones at Lifeway camps developed a greater understanding of missions and a heart for missionaries, they gave generously, entrusting their gifts for Great Commission purposes.
As a result of this generosity, Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, presented checks totaling $587,484.97 to International Mission Board president Paul Chitwood and North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell on Monday (Sept. 18), during the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee trustee meeting.
“Every year, one of my favorite moments is presenting the checks to NAMB and IMB from thousands of campers from across the country who have put their money together to support Southern Baptist missions efforts,” Mandrell said. “I love missions, and our team at Lifeway is honored to help support our Southern Baptist missionaries.”
This summer, as Lifeway hosted over 111,000 kids and students at camps across the nation, representing over 4,000 churches, they continued their partnership with the IMB and NAMB, providing missions discipleship and promoting missional giving among kids and students attending Lifeway camps.
“One thing people may not realize is the amount of missions education we do at our Lifeway camps every summer,” Mandrell said. “Students who attend camp learn about a church planter who serves through NAMB and a people group we are praying for and trying to reach with the gospel through the work of IMB missionaries.”
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EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was written by Marissa Postell Sullivan and originally published by Lifeway.