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Camps can transform children

Ryan Brown, youth outreach director with Union Gospel Mission (UGM) hopes the UGM Camp at Tshimakian near Ford will turn around lives of children from ages eight to 11, as UGM helped turn his life around. He also hopes to inspire young leaders who want to serve the poor.

This is his third summer overseeing the camp.  His predecessor, Dennis Roach, who served 14 years, established how the camp functions.

The camp started 20 years ago but shifted 10 years ago to be a nine-week program with eight Spokane churches bringing about 70 unchurched children from their neighborhoods and 30 adult and youth staff from their churches.. . . . .read more


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