group magazine: May-June, 1998
GROUP MAGAZINE - May-June 1998
I really enjoy your magazine and its ministry to youth all over the world. GROUP has been a great lift up for me in times of downfalls.
KIDS TAKING CHARGE
Iíd like to make a brief comment on your article "Kids Taking Charge" (March/April, 1998). First of all, I agree with you wholeheartedly regarding how kids today are very mission-oriented. Secondly, Iíd like to know how you came up with your list of "top five Christian workcamp programs in North America." I feel you overlooked a wonderfully spiritual camp in South Carolina called Salkehatchie, which has been around for 25 years. I wanted to let you know that this program exists because I have personally seen it change the lives of many South Carolina youth.
Huntersville, North Carolina
Editorís note: Our ranking of workcamps was based on the number of kids involved each year and the longevity of the program.
Thank you so much for "The Home Page"! Iíve been wanting to send something to the parents of my high school youth, but havenít known just how to go about it. Youíve solved my problem. I love GROUP Magazine. Itís so full of wonderful ideas and articles. Thank you for your dedication to this countryís youth.
I canít believe you would publish such nonsense in your magazineóIím referring to the article "Parent Survival Training" ("Insight," March/April, 1998). You said [Michael Rieraís advice] was unorthodox, but you never said it was damaging to our youth and it is! To teach someone that they donít need other people is contradictory to Scripture. God has made us responsible for our children, and there are simply times when we have to step in and take control. We all need to receive advice. Iím 33, married, have two children, a bachelorís degree, and a masterís degreeóand I still go to my parents for advice.
I was wondering if you had any information on a game called Magic. A school nurse took cards away from a student at the high school and called me to see if I knew anything about it. Iíve heard thereís a Dungeons & Dragons-type game called Magic, but other than that Iím in the dark. I wasnít sure who else I could check with. Your magazine usually has good information about new things. Maybe youíve already done an article on this, and I just missed it. Thanks.
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Editorís note: We ran a short piece on Magic ("That Old Black Magic?") in GROUPís "Insight" section in our January/February, 1996 issue. It features a conversation between one of Magicís creators and a concerned parent.