July and August Camps - Small Engine Repair and Leather Working

What does small engine repair And leather have in common?

Just young men learning and mentors mentoring. This is the camps from July and August wrapped into one. We spoke about how we applied Junes camp topic of sharing Jesus in our every day lives.  

July & August in 1 newsletter

Summer flew by, wait, it was 5 months long!!!  But seriously, July and August just blended together for me and Advance Camp.  There has been lots of moving pieces, lots of changes, and lots of growth to organize and be a part of.  

Keep watching for a special newsletter to share all what God is doing with Advance Camp and our family.


July: Small Engine Repair

Trouble Shooting 

We had 2 riding mowers, a four wheeler, a UTV, a weed eater, and a leaf blower donated to work on and keep when repaired.  All these equipment will be later used to do our lawn care/serve camp.  




Chain Sharpening

We went through 2 different brands and sizes of chainsaws to teach how to tighten and sharpen the chain along with run them and make adjustments.







Tear down and rebuild

We had 2 walk behind mowers donated.  One was used to tear down to find out all that was wrong with the blown engine and the other was donated in pieces so we could figure out how to rebuild it.  Both these activities taught the basic mechanics of a small engine.




August: Leather Working


Belt Making

We taught belt making which included measuring it to size, rounding the end, and punching the holes.


Customizing the Project

How do we customize this belt to make it my own....... stamping, staining, my initials, my WHOLE LAST NAME!!!

We made Belts, Bible Covers, Wallets, and Key Chains


Basket weave and bible covers

Tandy leather donated bible covers for the young men to customize.  They are working on straight lines to make a well laid out basket weave design.  


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