IABC family camp teaches kids importance of service

IABC family camp teaches kids importance of service

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Families at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church are teaching their kids the importance of serving others. 

"They see that it's not just something parents do, but it's a way they can give back and they see the importance of it, they see the joy it really brings in them as well so it's a learning experience for all of us," volunteer, Byron Campbell, said. 

This is the fourth year of family camp, but the first year it's focused on service.

Sixty volunteers were spread out across Lubbock at Habitat for Humanity, the children's home and the Brookdale nursing home.

"I just think it's important that we raise our kids to be responsible, loving adults and we have to start when they're little. There's a secondary gain to service. I mean, we're out here to serve others, but you get that joy and that confidence," Kelly Campbell, another volunteer, said.

The volunteers wore shirts that said, "Paxton's Miracle" in honor of their seven-year-old friend, Paxton, who is battling cancer.

"She's been doing great and they've actually just returned from Houston from radiation treatment and she's come back and she's got a clean bill of health right now," Byron Campbell said.

Proceeds from the t-shirts go toward activity bags for other kids battling cancer.
 

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