The Ingalls family loves ministering to others and getting involved with Victory Lane Camp as a Backyard Mission Trip family has become an extension of that ministry. Jerry serves as pastor at First Baptist Church in New Castle and his wife Kimberly is involved with several ministries, including AWANA at First Baptist. Their children Beorn, Alana, and Willow have accompanied Jerry and Kimberly to two Victory Lane Camps, most recently the Marriage and Family Enrichment Camp in May.
The Ingalls served as the teaching team at this camp, interacting with Victory couples for nearly nine hours during the training times.
“This was my absolute favorite time, but I also enjoyed the informal conversations that happened outside those times of teaching,” Jerry expressed. “My wife and I were blessed in our own marriage and family through this intentional time of engagement.”
While serving as a Backyard Mission Trip family, the Ingalls’ children fit in to camp life naturally. Willow, who was just a baby while at Pace Lap Camp last year, tagged along with her mom at all activities. The two older children, Beorn and Willow, each found new friends.
“They just dove in. Kids don’t see disabilities. They just see another kid there to play with,” noted Kimberly. “It was wonderful spending time with the families and getting to know the families’ hearts.”
The Ingalls loved the time that they were able to spend together as a family while serving at Victory Lane Camp. Kimberly has this advice for families considering a Victory Lane Camp Backyard Mission Trip: “Go for it. You won’t regret it. It was a positive experience for the kids and we had family time together. It was an awesome opportunity.”