Williamstown—Walker Angell has one of the more radical testimonies you’ll hear from this camp season. The 17-year-old was invited to attend Crossings camp by a family whose car he’d “egged” only three days before he left for Crossings camp.
There, he saw his need for salvation, and he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior during an altar call.
“We are rejoicing with the angels in heaven at this brother’s salvation and we are praying for God to confirm him, establish him, and strengthen him in the faith,” said Randall Breland, director of communications for Crossings.
The Williamstown resident egged multiple cars in frustration over, of all things, the families’ relationships with God. He returned to apologize to Darryl and Deana Cummins, two of his egging victims, who attend Williamstown Baptist Church, where Darryl serves as facilities manager and as a deacon.
“We asked him if he wanted to come with our group to Crossings,” recalled Deana Cummins. “He was baffled that we forgave him. He contacted Crossings and they confirmed they had a spot for him.”
While at the camp, the Cumminses talked to Angell about God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. He was shocked that despite his earlier transgression, the Williamstown church group did not seem bothered by his presence. It was during a response time following a service that he stood up, indicating he wanted to give his life to Christ.
“He said afterward that he had been baptized at age 8, but it was for appeasing his parents,” added Deana Cummins. “He wasn’t living anything out.”
Walker is unafraid and unashamed to proclaim who he is in Christ now. He gave his testimony to his church group after the altar call and later in front of the Williamstown Baptist congregation. He regularly shares what Jesus did for him with others and about what kind of future he’ll have walking with Christ.
“Stories like this one are the reason Crossings Ministries exists. When you first hear the story, it seems surprising. Yet, it is exactly this kind of story that should not surprise us,” concluded Breland, “Our student camps provide us the privilege and opportunity to see God changing hundreds of lives every summer.” (WR)