Morgan student to travel to Far East

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 10, 2005

Next month, Reese Armstrong, a Morgan Academy sophomore,

will experience a whole other world.

He will stand on the spot where students were massacred because of their desire for democratic reform.

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He will get to view a 2,000 year old wall that stretches for more than 4,000 miles.

He will visit the world’s largest palace complex that was once home to 24 emperors.

Armstrong, the 16-year-old son of Bob and Ann Armstrong is scheduled to go to East Asia for a mission trip.

“This is a great opportunity to go to a place that doesn’t know about Christ,” said the 10th grader. “I would like to share with them my relationship with Christ and allow them to have the same relationship with Him.”

The trip is organized by Kanakuk Kamps and China’s Southwest University of Politics and Law.

Kanakuk Kamps, originally founded in 1926, is a network of eight non-denominational Christian summer sports camps.

Seven of the camps are located in Southwest Missouri, and one camp is located in Southwest Colorado.

“I got involved in Camp Lee last year,” said Armstrong. “I started talking to the speaker and he mentioned that he takes a group of students on a mission trip each year. We started e-mailing each other and he invited me to go in December.”

Armstrong, along with 20 other students from around the country, are scheduled to be in China from March 16-23.

The students will interact with Chinese students, participate in an on-campus cultural exchange and attend language classes.

In addition, they will have the opportunity to visit some of China’s significant historical and political landmarks such as the People’s Hall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

“I hope my biggest accomplishment will be to learn from these people and affect their lives,” said Armstrong.

Camp Lee, a once a year weekend retreat organized by local churches for high school students in Selma,

will be held from Feb. 25-27.

For more information about Camp Lee, please contact Kay Tidwell at (334) 872-6888.