One Powerful Way to Connect with Your Grandkids

written by Cavin Harper
3 · 03 · 18
Colfer Family

Impress them on your children (grandchildren). Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.
Deut. 6:7

Jake’s Story

When young Jake showed up with his grandmother, I could tell he was not happy to be there. There was a lot of pouting and sitting on the sidelines during the first day. Grandmas was struggling with how to connect with her grandson.

The second day included a planned white water rafting trip. Jake was determined he was not going to do it. After talking through some of his fears, he reluctantly agreed to go. That rafting trip with his grandmother changed everything for Jake.

Jake came out of his shell and began interacting with the other participants. He became a participant himself, instead of an observer. Most importantly, his grandmother found him eager to engage in some very deep and meaningful conversations, especially at evening Family Time. He had lots of questions, and wanted to learn. Within a few weeks after GrandCamp, his grandmother shared with me that Jake had given his life to Christ.

A Transformational Impact

Jake’s story is only one example of the transformational impact that can be made in a child’s life (and in a grandparent’s life) through GrandCamp. Many grandparents have limited opportunities to spend five quality days of intimate, intentional relationship building experiences with their grandchildren. GrandCamp makes that possible, and it also gives parents some much needed time to themselves.

On our Family Impact Podcast today you will hear the testimony of Jim and Gwen Colfer sharing how their grandchildren’s spiritual journey and growth was impacted at GrandCamp, where the command of Deuteronomy 6:7 is put into practice.

For five days, GrandCamp becomes ‘home’ where you sit at the family table together, you walk along the road of doing life together, you discover the power of Family Time as you prepare to lie down, and the delights of rising up in anticipation of all the God is going to do that day.

Take Action

I urge you to listen to Jim and Gwen’s story on today podcast, and then take action. Take the next step to investigate the possibility of taking one or more of your grade-school age grandchildren to one of the six GrandCamps available this summer. Ask yourself what better investment of time and money you could make in your grandchildren’s lives than five days together at GrandCamp.

Sign up now to experience the unique faith adventures of GrandCamp. There you will find help to begin or continue building a legacy of faith shaped by the Gospel so another generation will know, love and follow Christ.

GRANDPAUSE: He is the God of boundless resources. The only limit is in us. Our asking, our thinking, our praying are too small; our expectations are too limited.A. B. Simpson 

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