Seventies Neil Simmons, Ron Smith and Rick Kohn were staff members at 2000 Strong Youth for Christ camp, held in Anna, TX, at the 400 acre YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp. The 2013 camp theme was "Put on the armor or righteousness…shake off the chains by which ye are bound.” [2 Nephi 1:38, 39]
“2000 Strong Youth for Christ is a non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to teaching the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to young people from all walks of life. Everyone associated with 2000 Strong believes in the truth of the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible as witnesses of the divinity of Jesus Christ…”
With a common platform of the Book of Mormon, the camp attracts youth from many of the restoration groups including: Community of Christ, Latter Day Saint, Restoration Branches, and, youth who may not yet be affiliated with any restoration movement or, are in spiritually divided households.
Patriarch Fred Greene (Camp Pastor)
Seventy Rick Kohn felt spirit led to participate in this camp, as part of his domestic missionary calling, following a 2008 meeting in Grapevine, TX with several of the organizations board members.
In his closing remarks, Br Kohn told the group: “The youth are the lifeblood of the church. It is you who must take on this charge. It is you who must shoulder the yoke.” This statement followed the sharing of message * received by Br Kohn and his understanding of its broader applicability. Br Kohn explained in part: “…we must build bridges between all of the fractions. We must become unified. We must set aside our doctrinal differences, stop quibbling and focus on Jesus Christ. Then, we can move forward as the body of Christ. Then, and only then, will we achieve Zion and the Kingdom.”
* You (the Seventy) must cease being judgmental. You must stand in their shoes. Forgive and welcome with open arms, least you cannot be MY true servant(s.) November 6, 2009; 4:45pm.