“The best week of the year,” that was one comment made by a child that participated in Victory Sports Camp a few weeks ago.
This is the fifth year this wonderful camp has opened its doors to Dillon County.
A mission group from Fort Mill, Moncks Corner and surrounding areas along with volunteers from Dillon coordinated a sports camp for the children in the county.
The camp is hosted yearly by Dillon Christian School and lasted from Monday-Friday afternoon. The leader of the camp was Greg Pendarvis, a former baseball coach at Fort Mill, who leads a ministry year around called Victory Sports. Greg and the host of volunteers led over 100 children through the week in various sports: baseball, softball, football, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball and basketball.
As well, the afternoon opened up a great opportunity for a Vacation Bible School full of fun, music and mission activities. Each morning opened with a presentation of colors that represented our life before God, how God has made a way back to Him through Jesus, and our life after we trust in Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior.
Then, each day closed with a story from scripture that told of the love of God and the proof that we have that Jesus is our Savior. As the week closed, Victory Sports saw 2 children come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
One child commented that they can not wait until this week every year. A parent remarked that her daughter wanted nothing more than to come to Victory Sports as soon as school got out this year.
This week could not have been possible without the help of so many volunteers and churches.
Many people gave their week to help with the camp as well as cook meals for the mission team.
A huge thanks to Dillon Christian School for opening their facilities for this awesome ministry; and specifically Christian Wolfe, athletic director and head football coach at DCS, for all his help throughout the week. Thanks to so many parents who brought their children to join in the great experience.
If you missed out this year, don’t worry! Plans are already being made for a Victory Sports Camp 2019 right here in Dillon, SC the week of June 24th-28th.
Photos by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald
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