CAST – Update #2

Greetings from the CAST team! I am writing to you as we depart from our last of five Salvation Army Music Camps. It was an exhausting, yet very fulfilling five days. Our first camp was Three Trails Camp in the Kansas and Western Missouri division on Saturday. The camp was beautiful, and the children were so enthusiastic and ready to hear what we had to perform. The audience responded well and really made us feel welcome. Also, Greg was invited to play his cornet in the Pep Band during the evening meeting. It was a great start to our camp tour.

That night, we left for Jefferson City, Missouri. The next morning we arrived at the corps and were able to sit in on   CAST Jeff Citytheir adult Sunday school class. We performed our show as their Sunday morning service. The congregation absolutely loved it. They couldn’t stop laughing! Our show was a real hit there. Lt. Rachel White laughed at just about everything. We had several people tell us how our show was an amazing way to spread the message of the Bible. That corps was a real blessing and definitely boosted our confidence about how much this show is impacting people. Before we left, we treated the corps officers to lunch and got to have some great fellowship time. We then went to Camp Mihaska in the Midland division on the same day. The camp was quite hilly, which meant walking up a lot of hills, but it was beautiful. After we performed the show, a camp staff member said he was into theater, and that this was the first time he had seen theater used for this reason. We heard that the kids are still quoting some of the lines.
CAST Jeff City 5

On Monday, we went to Hidden Falls Camp in the Indiana division. The kids and workers there all really appreciated our way of spreading the gospel. Also, while we were there, we decided that adding a song to the end of our show would close it well because it would allow the audience to take in the message they had received, so we sang “I Love You Lord” a Capella. After the show, we did an afterglow for the older kids. Our team member Sandy did a demonstration on how to do stage make-up with the campers and counselors, as we assisted her. It was a hands-on workshop, where they got to practice different techniques on each other.

Tuesday, we went to Eagle Crest Camp in the Heartland division. Before we did the show, we got to help out with their Drama and HMC TV electives. It was really cool to be on the other side of the electives and to be able to teach CAST Jeff City 4the kids. We got to sit in on some of their Band/Vocal classes as well. Greg did a devotional after the show about different ways to worship God, and after he was done, several campers and staff came to Christ. It was a real blessing to see.

Our last camp, on Wednesday, was the Army Lake Camp in the WUM (Wisconsin and Upper Michigan) division. It was a great way to end our week of visiting camps. The audience was great and we absolutely loved it there. After our performance, Sandy gave a devotional about how we’ve all been called by name to serve God. We even got to help out with the Zombie Paintball afterglow. While we waited for it to start as we sat around the campfire, Lauren and I sang lots of campfire songs with the kids. Sandy participated as a Zombie with the staff. It was a really unique experience.

Over all, the camp audiences had really great feedback. They were laughing up a storm and were able to relate to the characters. The show demonstrates how even though the stories in the Bible took place a very long time ago, the people weren’t much different than us. We loved getting to see how much God was working through our performance to minister to these kids. Our next stop is the Waukesha corps in Wisconsin. We will be helping with day camp there.
-Until next time
Kayla and the CAST team


  • Show Comments (7)

  • Carrol Grupa

    Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was a entertainment account it. Glance complicated to far added agreeable from you! However, how can we keep up a correspondence?

  • Jeffie Reech

    I admit, I have not been on this webpage in a long time… however it was another pleasure to see It is such an essential topic and ignored by so numerous, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issueExcellent stuff as typical.

  • Shawna

    Heya this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG
    editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.

    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    My site: cheap flights

  • Summer

    What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered
    It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope
    to contribute & help different users like its aided me. Great job.

    Also visit my webpage – cheap flights

  • Sallie

    Hey there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a
    lot faster then most. Can you recommend
    a good hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thanks, I appreciate it!

    Check out my web-site cheap flights

  • Roseanne

    Wow, this article is fastidious, my sister is analyzing
    such things, therefore I am going to let know her.

    Here is my blog post – cheap flights (

  • Silas

    Great info. Lucky me I recently found your website by chance (stumbleupon).

    I have book marked it for later!

    Here is my page :: web hosting


You May Also Like

Summer Mission Team 2016

The World Missions Department is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer Teams!  Is this your year to apply?

SMT Spain/Portugal – Update #1

Spain/Portugal Team Report #1 Week One June 10-16 Location: Lisboa and Castelo Branco, Portugal On Tuesday morning, we arrived in ...

SMT Costa Rica – Update #4

This week was our first VBS of the summer. Our team was given the task to lead the Bible classes ...