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June 28th, 2013

Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida
Students return from Beach Camp in Florida

By Kaylan Christopher, Staff Writer

They arrived home safely on Tuesday with the same number of students they left with (thank goodness). But many of those students looked markedly different—at least from the inside out.

While in Panama City Beach, 15 students gave their lives to Christ, 29 students were baptized at a pool-side service, and 15 more purposely recommitted their lives to Him.

The week was filled with powerful worship, community groups, Bible study, games, and more. And hundreds of students used social media to document the experience—including how God's working in their lives.

One tenth grade guy Tweeted: Never had my eyes opened to the grace of God and Jesus Christ like that. Been saved forever. #blessed

Another student, Brad*, and proclaimed 5-year atheist, posted an online message asking if anyone knew of church camp he could attend.

A Brentwood Baptist student, who had been praying for Brad for a year, saw his post and responded with information about Beach Camp.

Brad registered and loaded the bus with 334 other Brentwood Baptist and Station Hill students and leaders last week. Then on Saturday night, he placed his faith in Christ and was baptized on Sunday evening.

This story and others are the kinds that continue to roll out of Beach Camp. The Student Ministry staff and interns are still following up with others asking questions about what it means to follow Jesus and scheduling even more baptisms to come.

Linc Taylor, Student Minister, said, "Thank you for being a church that loves students!"

*Name changed.