Rachel - Camp Jesus

Rachel - Camp Jesus

Rachel: I had a horrible childhood. I’m from East Point, and we had one of the highest crime rates in the country. All my friends from my childhood are either dead or in prison.

My life has been crazy. Been married five times. I got Camp Jesus out of the last marriage. 

BW: Camp Jesus?

Rachel: Yeah, my life was so terrible growing up, I always thought, if I just had somewhere to go to get my head together… and, if my friends, who wound up in prison, just had somewhere to go, to get their heads together, it would have been cool. So, what I’m doing down here is giving people a place to go and stay.

There is no judging at Camp Jesus. You can come in there all whacked out and it’s OK. Grab you a camper, regroup, then go back out into society, so you don’t get in trouble. 

BW: Are there rules for staying at Camp Jesus?

Rachel: No cursin’ God and love each other. There’s really no other rules. If Jesus were here, he’d be chillin’ with people like us. He hung out with sinners. 

Camp Jesus is for the rejects. The ones who aren’t loved.  The ones that people talk about and don’t want at Christmas dinner. If that’s you, come on down to Camp Jesus. 

See, Christianity’s all about loving your neighbor, not casting stones. 

Rachel: I had a horrible childhood. I’m from East Point, and we had one of the highest crime rates in the country. All my friends from my childhood are either dead or in prison.

My life has been crazy. Been married five times. I got Camp Jesus out of the last marriage. 

BW: Camp Jesus?

Rachel: Yeah, my life was so terrible growing up, I always thought, if I just had somewhere to go to get my head together… and, if my friends, who wound up in prison, just had somewhere to go, to get their heads together, it would have been cool. So, what I’m doing down here is giving people a place to go and stay.

There is no judging at Camp Jesus. You can come in there all whacked out and it’s OK. Grab you a camper, regroup, then go back out into society, so you don’t get in trouble. 

BW: Are there rules for staying at Camp Jesus?

Rachel: No cursin’ God and love each other. There’s really no other rules. If Jesus were here, he’d be chillin’ with people like us. He hung out with sinners. 

Camp Jesus is for the rejects. The ones who aren’t loved.  The ones that people talk about and don’t want at Christmas dinner. If that’s you, come on down to Camp Jesus. 

See, Christianity’s all about loving your neighbor, not casting stones. 

Elizabeth

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