Eamonn Mayo of Conway and Bekah Fritschie of North Little Rock have been chosen as the recipients of the Allan Bruner Youth in Mission Award from Ozark Mission Project. Both Mayo and Fritshcie have demonstrated a passion for serving others not only through Ozark Mission Project but also other outreach ministries and their local congregation. Both youth exemplify a true servant’s heart, showing a love of God and love of neighbor. Mayo and Fritshcie have created in themselves a passion for mission work as a part of their Christian life and discipleship.
We are so excited to welcome nine new staff members! They come from colleges and home towns all over Arkansas! The link below will direct you to 12 personalized profiles containing information to help you get to know our staff! We’re excited to welcome them to the staff family, and we’re even more excited that summer is drawing near!
Here’s our 2013 College staff:
If you’re still wanting to attend camp, you’re in luck! There are still openings available!
For more info, please contact our registrar at email@example.com or 501-339-4500.
June 9-15, 2013
Bear Creek in Marianna, AR – space for 5 more campers (4 youth & 1 adult) or fewer
June 23-29, 2013
Winfield UMC in West Little Rock – space for 5 more campers (4 youth & 1 adult) or fewer
Grand Ave UMC in Hot Springs, AR - space for 10 more campers (8 youth & 2 adults) or fewer
July 14-20, 2013
Camden UMC in Southwest AR – space for 5 more campers (4 youth & 1 adult) or fewer
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Our Summer 2013 Camp Youth Group Applications are online! Click here for application.
Please note OMP’s background check procedure and fees have undergone some changes for 2013!
Our college staff have traveled from all over Arkansas (and Texas) to be in Conway for training. This week, they will learn all the tools to lead you this summer. They’re SO excited to meet each and every one of you! Here’s a letter from the staff:
We as your staff promise to:
To build a relationship with you.
To exemplify Christ in everything we do.
To be enthusiastic, supportive, and encouraging.
To sweat alongside you.
To help you grow spiritually, both on and off the job site.
To be knowledgeable.
To hold ourselves accountable.
To have fun!
To play the best games ever.
We hope you’re as excited about camp as we are! Countless volunteers have dedicated their time to prepare us for our summer of service.
In His love,
The 2012 OMP College Staff
P.s. We’re going to have a gnarly summer!
The camp season is growing closer and closer, and we are beyond excited to begin another summer full of neighbors, wheelchair ramps, fresh coats of paint, and blessings. Since it’s Monday, and many of you are out of school (or almost!), why don’t you take today to make sure you’re ready for camp? A few quick minutes to check if you have turned everything in, and you’re done!
We have what to pack lists, packets for all the adults drivers, and tools youth directors or other adults can use that are provided by OMP to help you prepare your campers for what a week at OMP will look like. Click HERE to find downloadable information about this summer.
If you have any questions about camp or this summer, PLEASE don’t hesitate to contact Mary Dunlap or Nancy Mulhearn. We would love to chat with you about what to expect from a week at camp.
Thanks for helping us prepare for another amazing summer with OMP!
Sometimes Mondays can get us down. The week ahead seems to loom over us in a mysterious cloud. Sometimes, tasks seem to big to handle. But wait!
God is big enough to handle anything.
2 Samuel 22:40 says “For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.”
To me, this means that God does not call the equipped, He equips the called. You can do anything with God’s help. This means homework, building a house, running a marathon, or simply making it through a Monday. God will help your working hands be successful.
Christ is Risen! Praise the One who paid our debts!
Hitting that peak while you’re at camp is a phenomenal experience. It makes you feel so close to God and the work you’re doing while at camp. But how can we continue this experience after camp? As a youth, we feel as though it is difficult to just walk up to a stranger and ask them what they need.
But wait. Why are we doubtful? Think about your neighborhood. Who needs their yard picked up? Who simply needs someone to talk to? You can do these things. You are capable.
Don’t underestimate yourself. God does not call the equipped, he equips the called. Take OMP home!
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
This morning, I woke up to snow silently falling in the still of the early morning. The first thing on my mind was, “YES! No school!”. But as I made a cup of coffee and marveled at the gentleness of the snow, I was reminded of the constant love that I feel from our graceful Father. Memories of my years as a camper and one summer as a college staff came flooding back as I focused on all the beautiful moments OMP provided for me.
Those feelings of love, continued relationships, and sense of self remind me of my continued growth through Christ through my involvement with OMP. Remember the feeling of reward when you finish a project? Or how much you love your family group on Saturday morning? It’s moments like those, and mornings like this that refresh our mentalities to move forward. We are so blessed by the grace of God, and so blessed by OMP and the opportunities it provides for us to serve.
“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” -2 Corinthians 9:15
“And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39
OMP allows for an incredibly unique experience in that the people we work for, commonly referred to as “neighbors” hold a very special place in the camper’s hearts. Not only are the campers exposed to a totally different “norm”, but they are so humbled by the grace and joy that neighbors possess. They are the most loving, caring, and peaceful people.
Campers, adults, and staff are not only sent to the neighbors’ homes to build wheelchair ramps or a set of stairs, they are sent to love on the neighbor. To share Christian fellowship. To pray and study The Word.
OMP isn’t just about building, painting, and sweating. It about learning to love.