On July 30-August 1, Christ Church members and staff from the Athletics Ministry put together a wonderful football camp for the East High School Mustangs that honored the memory and selfless commitment of Jim Roper and Jack Shannon in years past.

These days were filled with community, training, and development of both skills as athletes and character as human beings created in the image of God.East High School

Thank you to everyone who donated time, energy, food, drinks, and whatever else to make this happen!

Lee Still led the camp again this year and shares this recap:


Another successful East High / FCA Football Camp is in the books.

I wanted to thank each one of you for your prayer support, financial support, snacks and drink support, and volunteer support. The camp would not have been a success without YOU!

Here is a recap of the weekend highlights:

  • We had 43 boys participate
  • 11 first time commitments for Jesus
  • 22 recommitments for Jesus
  • 8 boys said they wanted to learn more before they made a commitment
  • We packaged 10,000 meals for the Mid-South Food Bank
  • Volunteers were blessed and leadership grew

The mission does not stop here. We still need your help to make sure that these young men are followed up with and mentored throughout the year. If you are interested this please let me know.

We meet every Friday during football season at the East High cafeteria to feed the boys a meal and share the gospel. You are welcome to join us. We arrive around 2:00 and are back at the office by 3:30 at the latest. Please join me and the rest of the volunteers.

Chris Goodwin and his son Christopher came out and truly enjoyed the weekend.

Chris writes, “We had fun and some fellowship. We will do it again. We will also be keeping up with this team though out the season. Seem like a fine bunch of young men. Christopher and I are grateful to be able to do our part and to participate in this camp experience.”

Show up to cheer for the Mustangs this fall–the season has already started! Check the schedule here.

Big thanks to Jim Sanders for the photographs!

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