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Cumberlands hosts M-Fuge summer camp


Williamsburg, Ky. - Every summer since 1995 M-Fuge Camps have been located around the United States, and in various countries since 1998, for campers to take part in as a way to serve God and help those in need. For the third consecutive year, University of the Cumberlands (UC) was selected as a host facility for one of the 15 camp sites.

"University of the Cumberlands has been extremely welcoming to M-Fuge,” says Camp Director Lindsay Evancho. “They have made each week exceptionally great with their hospitality and partnership in ministry. This friendship makes our location unique. I think it is why people come back year after year."

This year’s theme for M-Fuge is centered on the Pursuit, pursing a relationship with the Lord. While at M-Fuge campers will go into the community and help out anyway possible. The long-term goal for each camper is that they have a chance to invest in the sites and take back home with them what they learn to do. Campers get the opportunity to invest their time and energy into a variety of mission projects by choosing between Children’s Ministry, Games and Recreation, Social Ministry, Creative Ministry, or Painting, Construction, and Yard Work. During the day time all students are challenged as individuals; during the evening, they have the chance to build unity over dinner, worship, fellowships and church group devotions.

"M-Fuge exists to teach missions to students,” said Evancho. “It has been a joy to serve the community. We have seen God work through so many people and truly touch lives. We pray that He continues to use these organizations during the year."

During the M-Fuge Camp at UC over 130 churches will step onto the campus meaning a total around 2,700 people will make a visit. The various locations of the churches on the UC campus this summer will include Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Minnesota, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas to name a few.

While at camp the different groups and students will travel to many different sites to help out with different projects and various organizations. The campers will go to Cedar Ridge in Williamsburg to help build and clean houses. They will also have an opportunity to provide at Horizon Adult Daycare, Mountain Outreach, Brush Arbor Apartments, Williamsburg Housing Authority, Jellico High School, Comprehensive Care Center, Jellico Towers, Emergency Christian Ministries, London Homeless Shelter, Corbin United Effort, Barbourville Homes, KCEOC, Jellico Housing Authority, etc.

"It has been a blessing to see the Lord work here over the past three years,” said Lindsay. “I have seen miracles happen, the gospel preached, people accept Christ for the first time, and a community open their arms to strangers. This area will always hold a special place in my heart. We will continue to pray for the church's work of making disciples in this area. It is so obvious that God is moving in Williamsburg!"

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.