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Last Updated on February 9, 2023 by OCF Communications

Col Hous & Tami Waring, USAF (Ret.): “Parenting Children to Serve on Mission”

About the speaker: Hous & Tami are the parents of nine children, and grandparents of 17 grandkids—and the closest children live seven hours away. They both graduated from the US Air Force Academy where they discovered the ministry of OCF, and OCF is where they met one another. Hous served primarily as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, commander, and staff officer. Tami served as a Space Systems Analyst before moving to a full time mother and teacher role. They serve on staff with OCF as the Director of Field Engagement and Women’s Ministry.

About the topic: Children have the potential to enable our lives to better engage the culture around us, or they have the potential to distract us, restrict us, and prevent us from living “on mission”. This week we will talk about welcoming children into our home, training kids to be part of the family God has placed them in, and discovering the joys of parenting from infancy through teen years to adult years. We seek the approval of our heavenly Father, not of the culture, so our digging into the Scriptures for a godly perspective will result in developing a long-view (eternal) mindset.

Concurrent Programs Available: Horsemanship Day Camp (ages 8+), Camp Caleb Day Camp on June 22 (2nd-3rd grade), Camp Caleb Adventure (5th-6th grade), and Camp Caleb Challenge (7th-8th grade), and Allegheny Outback! (9th-12th grade)

Horsemanship Day Camp is a great opportunity for kids (ages 8+) attending our Summer R&R program to learn more about horses. Our Wranglers teach aspiring equestrians basic horse anatomy, the essentials of riding equipment, techniques for tacking and grooming a horse, walking and trotting instructions for beginners, and then they’ll all hit the trails to gain real-world experience! Daily devotionals throughout the experience will focus on the lessons we can learn from one of God’s most majestic creatures.

A five-day traditional summer camp program with age-specific programs for rising 2nd-8th graders, Camp Caleb brings military youth into an authentic personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to strengthen their own family and peer relationships, and to prepare them for standing for Jesus Christ as teenagers.

A six-day program for rising 9th graders through recent high school graduates, Allegheny Outback! challenges teens to develop their very own personal knowledge of God by modeling Christ in real-life situations with plenty of adventure along the way.

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