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Korean-American Teens Enjoy Youth Camp

Teens from Korean Christian Reformed churches in southern California and Nevada gathered this summer for Camp Kainos 2009, held at Big Bear Lake, Calif.

The camp attracted 77 junior high and high school students, along with 24 counselors and 10 staff, from seven different churches.

Michael Pang, one of the camp’s directors, said, “It was great how the college students are coming forward to be trained as future leaders—they want to help out with Camp Kainos and their own churches.” Pang said former camp participants are “working to be role models for the youth groups and to give the younger students the same great experience, both in fellowship and in God, that they had.”

 “All helped to create an excellent atmosphere of fellowship and a true experience with God,” said staff member David Chung. “The last night of camp, almost 30 students rededicated their lives [to Christ].”

The Korean Council of Christian Reformed Churches helped campers with the cost of attending this year’s camp.

“I would like to not only bring together these small churches, but also help them become the next generation of leaders, future administrators, and preachers who can run church retreats, revivals, youth groups, and activities to spread God’s Word and love,” said Pang.

About the Author

Jonathan Kim is a freelance news correspondent for The Banner. He lives in North Hills, California.

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