God is transforming the lives of boys across Texas through Royal Ambassador summer camps.


Several Baptist associations in counties where COVID cases are few have held regional Royal Ambassador summer camps with more to come. Conducted within Gov. Greg Abbott’s guidance, the camps provided an environment where boys could grow closer to God and learn more about how He is working around the globe.


Ministering to smaller groups, camps safely have been able to feature a full range of activities, including archery, water sports and fishing as well as missionaries and worship services. The camps are being helped by TBM State Staffers, high school Challengers who take on leadership roles at the various camps across the state.


“In many ways, COVID-19 created an opportunity for each camp to look at what it’s been doing and make adjustments to make sure they are focused on maturing boys spiritually in a safe manner,” said Alan Huesing, TBM State Royal Ambassador and Challengers director. “This summer, young men are growing in their relationships with the Lord. They’re discovering how they can serve Him. We are blessed that there have been zero cases of COVID. God is still transforming lives in the midst of this pandemic.”


Mark Clemons, who helped lead RA camps at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment and in Hempstead, said meaningful spiritual discussions are taking place during camps. Boys want to know more about the Lord. They want to grow in their faith.


“There were some good conversations,” he said. “They got to do some things they’ve probably never done before.”