Hey Church family!
Our youth room has undergone a minor facelift with the design and layout. We added one of our favorite scriptures and blessings to the wall and arranged the room to be engaging from all angels and aspects. It is a place where the young feel at home with one another as they live, love, learn and fellowship together. We will be growing in our knowledge of the absolute basics of our Christian faith!
Please continue your prayers for our children, youth, families and dedicated volunteers. This is what kingdom work look like my friends!! I know God is beaming. Imagine all of the wonderful adventures He has in store for our future here at Camp UMC. To God be the Glory!
Peace,Pastor Sheena Cartrette
“May God bless and keep you always, May your wishes all come true, May you always do for others, And let others do for you, May you build a ladder to the stars, And climb on every rung….
Helping Children Look Like Themselves and Live Their Lives!
The various causes of hair loss in children don’t result in just physical suffering. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To help heal the pain of these struggles, Certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs
for Kids, a non-profit hair donation organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981. Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.”
The value of the Hair Replacement Systems Wigs for Kids provides is approximately $1,800. The wigs are custom-made. Jeffrey Paul says, “Each prosthesis is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. We make sure they look just like a child’s own hair.” They won’t come off on the baseball field or on the playground,” Kids can count on them. And because kids look just the way they did before, they feel better about themselves. They look in the mirror and their eyes light up. To see that light in their eyes – that’s priceless.”
Question: Where does Wigs for Kids get the hair? Answer: People like Margie Steve
Margie is the 14 year old daughter of John & Bobbie Steve. She is in the 8th grade at Shallotte Middle School. Margie is active in Camp’s Youth Group. She is also generous with her time: volunteering in the food pantry, working wherever help is needed, including filling buckets for the flood victims on Friday, Sept. 21st. Blessed with a thick head of hair, Margie decided at age 11 that she wanted to donate hair for wigs. At that time, she donated her hair to Locks of Love. Two years ago she felt “called” to donate her hair again. However, she learned that Locks of Love charged people for their wigs. Searching the web, she found Wigs for Kids which doesn’t charge for the wigs and decided that she would donate to them. After 2 years, her hair reached past her waist and it was time to get it cut for the wigs. The donor’s hair must be freshly washed and no products should be used on it. Securing her freshly washed, long locks with hair ties, Margie went to Wal-Mart for a haircut. Her hair was then put in plastic ziplock bags and mailed to Wigs for Kids.