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Leesburg church members adopt a local school

Leesburg Church Adopts Local High School

Story by Potomac Conference Staff

In December, Brett Lesher, founder of STAFF Fellowship—a ministry dedicated to planting Bible study groups in every public school in Loudoun County, Va.—contacted Luis Camps, pastor of Potomac Conference’s Leesburg (Va.) church. Lesher asked Camps if Leesburg would adopt the Loudoun County High School, located a couple of blocks from the church. Camps and other church members gladly accepted.

“Since then, we have been engaged in a weekly meeting with a group of staff members at the school, and we study the Word, pray and support and encourage one another,” says Camps. Church members also recently sponsored a drive-through breakfast for the staff members that provided another opportunity to interact, provide a meal and distribute gift bags prepared by members, he adds.

The ministry has allowed Leesburg members to meet more individuals from their neighborhood—especially teachers and school staff who dedicate their time to impact the lives of young people in the community.

As a result of these relationships, one of the teachers recently contacted Camps asking if Leesburg would sponsor a Bible club at the school for the students. Church leaders agreed to and are planning to start a club next fall.


“It is our prayer that, as we become all things to all people, we may lead others to Christ,” says Camps.

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