Typically, most kids’ summers are filled with fun. And that’s exactly what Lutherhill Ministries brought to the Krause kids recently. For one week, four Lutherhill staff arrived at Krause Children’s Center to play games and sports, make bracelets and tie-dyed socks, and to hold Bible studies. Many of the Krause girls were sporting their newly tie-dyed socks in the hot, Texas heat, the day after making them.
The Lutherhill Ministries summer week at Krause has become a yearly event, and they have been bringing creative summer camp activities to the Krause kids since 2002. Lutherhill is a summer camp and year-round retreat center just outside of La Grange, TX, and their staff are experts at bringing on the summer fun.
Every morning, the day began with the kids gathered with the Lutherhill visitors to watch a video about prayer and faith, followed by discussions. Some of the girls told the Lutherhill staff that watching these videos gave them renewed hope in the power of prayer. “Now that I am at Krause, I saw that people were praying for me and I have started praying again,” said one resident.
The Lutherhill staff took the time to pray for the girls and were very compassionate listeners as the girls shared their stories of personal struggle.
Another Krause girl told the Lutherhill staff that the videos gave her time to think about her life and how she wanted to influence others. “I am here to set an example for the other girls.”
After lunch each day, the kids rallied with the Lutherhill staff in the gym, to play volleyball and make the ever-popular tie-dyed socks. It was a messy activity, but a very creative one!
The Krause girls looked forward to Lutherhill’s daily visits each morning, and were sad to see them go. “I am really starting to like you guys!” one girl said.