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07-13-2011


M-Fuge Invades the UC Campus

 


Members of the M-Fuge camp staff assist the campers in fulfilling the needs at the local Cedar Ridge ministry in Williamsburg, Ky.

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 second year in a row University of the Cumberlands (UC) was selected as a host facility for one of the 15 camp sites.

“We are thankful to have this partnership with the university and they have been a blessing and are a foundation for what we do in Williamsburg and surrounding counties,” says Camp Director Lindsay Evancho. “This is one of the nicest campuses and best places for camps to happen.”

This year’s theme for M-Fuge is centered on connecting and building relationships. 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 here. 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 is for students to take what they learn here back and develop the key points with their churches and groups for Bible study as they learn and other areas they grow in,” exclaimed Development Director Tiffany Marshall.

During the M-Fuge Camp at UC over 140 churches will step onto the campus meaning a total around 4,000 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 be going to Cedar Ridge in Williamsburg to help build and clean houses. They will also have an opportunity to provide at Friends for Families, Horizon Adult Daycare, Mountain Outreach, Brush Arbor Apartments, Williamsburg Housing Authority, Jellico High School, Comprehensive Care, Jellico Towers, Emergency Christian Ministries, London Homeless Shelter, Corbin United Effort, Laurel Lake Baptist Camp, Barbourville Homes, KCEOC, Jellico Housing Authority, Pine Knot Baptist Church, etc.

“It’s incredible to see the student’s hearts develop from this area,” explains Site Director Angie Howard. “To see them go out to sites and the work they do is amazing.”

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; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.