Hispanic Super Summer marks 10 years

KNCSB Hispanic Super Summer marked its 10th year during the 2013 camp held June 17-21 at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.

With a camp theme of “Pact for the Future” (based on Philippians 3:13b), Hispanic Super Summer celebrated the past while anticipating the future.

Featured speaker during the week included camp pastors from previous years:

  • Jesse Bluvan, now pastor of a Hispanic church in Topeka, Kan. He was camp pastor for the first KNCSB Hispanic Super Summer.
  • Omar Segovia, now a pastor in the Hispanic community in northeast Kansas City, Mo. He was born in Chile and grew up in Canada.
  • Abraham Arevalo, Hispanic church planter strategist based in Wichita, Kan.

The other featured speaker was Andy Addis, pastor of CrossPoint Church, Hutchinson, Kan.

Seven summer missionaries assisted with the camp. Six of them were from Puerto Rico, and one was from Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas.

“God has you here for a purpose,” Jesse Bluvan told campers.

“You are the one who is going to choose where you go when you die.”

Bluvan and the other featured speakers challenged campers to accept Christ as their personal Savior.

Along with bringing students to Christ, Hispanic Super Summer helped equip them to go home and serve in their churches. Afternoon classes focused on a variety of ministries, including playing instruments, drama, puppetry and face painting.

Morning classes also featured different speakers. Natgelli Centano led a session about spiritual gifts Tuesday morning, June 18.

“I was a camper at the first [Hispanic] Super Summer 10 years ago,” she said. Centano serves with her husband, Axel, at Iglesia Bautista Vida Abundante in Emporia, Kan.

“Each and everyone is given a gift when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.”

She challenged campers to discover their spiritual gifts and go home and use them in their churches.

“What will you do when you get back to your church?”

In 2014, Hispanic Super Summer will again open the KNCSB summer youth camps at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan. It will be held June 16-20.