October Oregon Camp – Lawn Care

Lawn Care + Serving a Single Mom

Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.  – Proverbs 24:27


At Advance Camp, we do two “serve camps” per year. At these camps, we get to tie a trade skill and servanthood together. For this camp, we went to the home of a single mom of three little kids. Her husband left in March, and the exterior of the home hadn’t been touched since. This created an incredible opportunity for our small but mighty team to make a huge impact both on teaching a number of skills and make a big impact for the mom.

Started With Basics

Our campers learned all the ins and outs of a boat from a local boat mechanic volunteering his time at Carey and Sons Marine. He taught electrical skills, flotation repair, steering installation, and decking repair/installation. The young men walked away with a TON of new knowledge, application, and troubleshooting skills.

It's All About Hands-On

There is nothing better than walking away from a project smelling like two-stroke exhaust, dirt, and sweat. The young men were coached on the equipment, worked beside to run it, and given ownership over a project.

The Surprise!!!

At the end of the day, the young men got to take the single mom on a tour around the house and show her what they had done. She was so beyond excited and moved about how her house looked, that it brought her to tears of joy. I got to watch the young men’s faces as they realized the impact they made that day for this mom, and it was incredible.

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