2019 Family Camp

June 28 - July 1, Friday - Monday

at Murietta Hot Springs Conference Center


For medical assistance, contact camp doctor: Dr. Joseph Chan – (714) 267-3069.

For medical emergency, notify FCBC leadership immediately, request 911 services or notify any MHS staff.

For shuttle service at camp, contact brother Robert I – (949) 533-5852.


A Special Note to Families

Families need camp. Family campers come to find space and relief from the stress they experience at home. You are encouraged to attend the sessions, yet we realize that parents with young children may not be able to do so. Feel free to go at your own pace – guilt-free. Your love and care for these little ones requires much patience, and we are happy you are here with us!

Camp Check-Out

  • Check-out is 12 PM
  • Campers to inspect rooms; Return to original condition.
  • Return all MHS equipment.
  • Return room keys. (Counselors collect keys from your cabin. The charge for lost keys is $10 each.)
  • Turn in Camp Evaluation form.
  • Have a safe trip home.

Camp Rules and Sharing

Spontaneous Prayer 

  • Pray with and over each other at any time, in any place


  • Make the most of every opportunity to glorify God and bless your fellow brother/sister here at camp. 

Campground Environment 

  • Safety first! Supervise and know where your kids are at all times. 
  • Prohibited: profanity, abusive or inconsiderate language, use or possession of tobacco and alcohol products, lewd or pornographic materials or publications. 

Lodging Areas 

  • Respect lodging areas. Keep noise to a minimum. Curfew is 11:00 p.m; enjoy your cabin time in your apartments. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. 
  • Youth must avoid opposite gender quarters. 

Electrical Devices 

  • Silence phones during worship and general meetings.
  • Use electrical devices in a God-honoring way. 

Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center Rules 

  • No drinks or food in private rooms, except for water bottles. 
  • No aerobic exercise, massages, facials, makeup demos. 
  • No secular movies/music. 
  • No illegal substances, gambling or disruptive activities. 
  • Modest clothing


Testimonies & Small Group Sharing

Testimonies: Sharing God’s Goodness

  • Audible: tell us your name and introduce yourself.
  • Brief: limit your sharing to 3 minutes.
  • Christ-centered: confess Jesus Christ publicly, especially if you have accepted Him or re-established your relationship with Him.

Small Group Sharing

  • Open the time with prayer.
  • Get personal – talk about your Christian testimony, your family, some current life challenges and joys, why you are here at camp.
  • Prayer – Pray for one another and the camp.
  • Share a recent experience or praise God for what He has done or quote something from God’s Word.


Christmas is called “the most wonderful time of the year” in that famous song. But, it only comes around once a year...can there be other wonderful times during the remaining 11 months? Well, at least for our church, I think June-July is also a “most wonderful time.” I love Family Camp...church retreats in general are at the top of my favorite events in the church calendar. They have been since my youth.

However, I realize that there may be some who don’t necessarily “love” Family Camp...that it can be a bit uncomfortable being around so many people for 72 consecutive hours. Self-described “introverts” can find the camp environment to be more tiring than relaxing. For others, especially those who volunteered to serve, Family Camp can feel like a working vacation...with many responsibilities and to-do’s on the list. For parents with young children, Family Camp can add on a layer of stress that wouldn’t exist at home.

So, what’s the answer to making Family Camp (and just living as a part of the body of Christ, in general) meaningful, refreshing, rewarding and motivating? How can we overcome those barriers—whether they be personal, social, or psychological—that prevent us from seeing our place and time among the Church family as a true blessing?

I believe the answer is in remembering what we’re all about—our purpose and mission as a follower of Jesus and as a member of His body—the Church.

Almost exactly a year ago (as I write this), church leaders and interested members gathered together with our regional Southern Baptist director of mission, Dr. Michael Proud (who also spoke at Family Camp a few years ago), to wrestle with this foundational concept as part of our Transformational Church study:

  • What is our church all about?
  • What is the mission of FCBC-FV?
  • What do we envision our church becoming?

After hours of discussion and prayer, the answers and conclusions came back to the basics that most of us already knew. The mission of FCBC-FV is quite simple. Not simplistic, but simple enough that even the youngest students of the Bible can comprehend it. Our mission revolves around two central teachings of Jesus, one of which He called the “Greatest Commandment” and the other which the Church has entitled “The Great Commission”:

  1. Love (Matthew 22:36-40)

  2. Disciple-making (Matthew 28:18-20)

We boiled down these fundamental ideas into an FCBC-FV mission statement:

Loving God, Loving People, Making Jesus Know.

Slogans don’t make a church “Transformational” but knowing our mission is a necessary starting point. This church year and this Family Camp are dedicated to taking the steps to realizing this mission statement.

Dr. Proud’s Transformational Church report came back to us with three recommendations: one short-term, a medium-term and a long-term.

  • The short-term goal was simple but profound: develop a culture of spontaneous prayer. Members ought to pray with and over each other at any time, in any place — even over the phone or internet. We should NOT be shocked to see people huddled in prayer together! It ought to be a normal part of church life.

  • (The medium-term recommendation was developing a strategy for discipleship and evangelism. The long-term was to envision FCBC’s place in Fountain Valley and to prepare for the demographic changes and challenges that lie ahead.)

So, here’s an idea for camp: try to pray spontaneously at least once at camp with someone. Spontaneous means it’s not pre-planned, so your closing prayer during small groups— while very valuable and important—does not count! But to even get to the point of praying spontaneously will require a level of “fellowship” that perhaps we’re not accustomed to...where we let down our “shame-guards” and open ourselves for another to support us. You might find it a surprise to read that even the great Apostle Paul requested support: “Pray for me” (Ephesians 6:19).

Going back to our mission statement and making the most of this weekend at Family Camp...may I also challenge you to another spontaneous prayer? This prayer can be with someone else too, but let it begin with you praying it alone. It’s a spontaneous prayer of our (your) mission statement. It’s a prayer of obedience to Jesus’ great commandment and commission. Throughout this camp—when you’re going to meals, to worship time, to small groups, to your room and even to recreation, pray something like this:

God, show me how to love You more, to love others more, and to make Jesus known.

Yes, I know if you plan to pray it, it’s not really “spontaneous.” So call it “planned spontaneity!” Utter this prayer throughout the day wherever you are. And see how the Lord will answer that prayer specifically. I know it’s a prayer He desires to hear, so I know He will answer you. Will you obey and trust the Lord? I’m confident that even you who are most stressed or uncomfortable in Family Camp will go home blessed as you obey. Who knows? You might be singing a modified version of that old Christmas tune:

It's the most wonderful time of the year The kids going swimming
And everyone singing,
Spontaneous prayer...
It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the hap-happiest weekend around With the registrars greetings,
The worship and meetings
In hot springs we lounge
It's the hap-happiest season around.

Pastor Godfrey


English Speaker - Pastor Hanley Liu

Hanley Liu – serves as the English Lead Pastor at First Chinese Baptist Church of Walnut, California (FCBCW). He is happily married to his wife Meryl and the two have one daughter. Aside from family and ministry, Hanley’s greatest passions are running, reading, coffee, spicy foods, candy, Chargers football, Lakers basketball, and Dodgers baseball. He is a graduate of Biola University (B.A., 2003), Talbot School of Theology (M.Div, 2006), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min, 2017).

Chinese Speaker - Dr. Hoong Hing Wong

Dr. Hoong Hing Wong is professor of New Testament at Logos Evangelical Seminary as well as the director of the PhD and ThM programs. Before coming to Logos, he was for 13 years the senior pastor of the Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church in Canada. He came to Christ while studying engineering physics at the University of British Columbia in the 1970’s. He received his theological education at the Canadian Theological Seminary, Westminster Seminary and Sheffield University. His expertise is in the Gospel of Matthew. Dr. and Mrs. Wong have two grown children. Sarah is an attorney in New York City and Samuel works as an occupational therapist in Southern California.

Youth Speaker - Pastor Mathieu Pau

Mathieu Pau (M. Div., The Master’s Seminary) is an associate pastor helping with Small Groups and Discipleship. His hope is to be able to progress in faithfulness and to steward himself in any way as best he can for Him (1 Timothy 4:15). In his time at Lighthouse, he has come to appreciate the love and care of the elders and staff. He is also encouraged by the familial and discipleship culture at the church. In his spare time, he enjoys powerlifting, amateur carpentry, sports (though good at none), reading, coffee, listening to 90’s and early 00’s R&B, and spending time with his wife Lisa and daughter Harper.

Children's Speaker - Auntie Lois Sherwin

Lois Sherwin, MA in Christian Education from Talbot School of Theology invests her life in reaching boys and girls of all ages with the love and truth of Jesus Christ! She has served as part of Family Camp since 2002! Lois is married to Dr. Nick Sherwin, a business professor at Biola. They live in La Mirada with their daughter Jennifer and visit their son Nick jr and his family in the Bay Area as often as they can!

Message Outlines


Family Camp Team


Worship Song Leader & Musicians Katie Leong, Jonathan Yee, Percy Cheng, Pastor Steven Lee, Tiffany Yee, Josephine Yee, Stephanie Chan, Matthew Chan, Caleb Cheng
Families Leading in Worship Terry & Janice Wong family; Joe & Rosie Chan family; Andrew & Mary Mui family; Percy & Ming-feng Cheng family; David & Amy Yune family; Samuel & Christine Lee; Pastor Steven, Scott Lee, Kevin & Katie Lee families; Robert & Juny I; Fred & Vivien Lee; Wei-wan & Judy Li family
Messages Pastor Hanley Liu, Dr. HoongHing Wong, Pastor Mathieu Pau, Auntie Lois Sherwin
Interpreters Philip Huang, Victor Siu, Winnie Chau, Patrick Sum
Praise & Presentations Katie Leong
Testimony Night Pastor Godfrey Hom
Pray for Meals Eva Benson, Joseph Chan, Danny Choi, Andrew Mui, Benny Lau, Leon Yau, Ryan Dou, Tom Yee


Little Kids’ Camp Carren Chang, Stacey Hom
Children's Program Uncle George Chiu
Youth Camp Pastor Steven Lee, Scott Lee
Youth Counselors Matthew Chan, Nathaniel Chang, Jonas Choi, Stephen Lam, Kasey Leong, Tony Nguyen, Jonathan Yee, Roxy Chan, Stephanie Chan, Melanie Chan, Crystal Peng, Chris Wong, Lauren Yee, Tiffany Yee, Josephine Yee
Small Group Discussion Coordinators Jenny Sy-Munoz, Pastor Godfrey, Daniel Choi, Erica Wu, Carol Huang, Dian Choi
Small Group Discussion Leaders Danny Choi, Godfrey Hom, Kevin Lee, Tony Lin, Mike Yee, Tom Yee, Terry Wong, Nipa Halim, Adrienne Lee, Renee Lin, Lannie Quan, Patty Quon, Naomi Suzuki, Christine Yee, Janice Wong, Daniel Lim, Percy Cheng, Lily Liu, Ming-Fen Cheng, Hsiao-Fen Chen, Christine Lee, Judy Yang, Juny I, Robert I, Weiwen Li, Joseph Chan, Victor Siu, Albert Choi, Tim Che
Senior Care Robert & Juny I, WeiWen Li, TC Chang


Watermelon Contest David & Amy Yune
Craft Lily Liu, Adrienne Lee
Workshop Pastor Tony Lin
Body Worship/Exercise LiShia Wang, Yueh-Chin (Jessica) Liu
Camp Photo LiHui Hsu, Roger Peng
Slide Show Nathaniel Chang


Logo Design Rachel Yuan
Brochure, Banner, etc. Rose Chan
Promotion Faith (Terry, Janice) Wong, William (WeiWen, Ying) Li
Registration Melissa Sum, Rose Chan, Jenny Sy-Munoz, Judy Yang, Christine Siu
Audio/Visual Jonas Choi, Caleb Cheng, Robert Sie, Samuel Lee, Samuel Lee
Devotionals Eddie Liu, Victor Siu, Daniel Wu, Auntie Lois Sherwin
Handbook Patrick Sum
Translation Dian Choi
Camp Info Microsite Scott Lee
Check-in Melissa Sum, Rose Chan
Hospitality, Sunday lunch get-to-know-you Nipa Halim
Snacks/Refreshment Jenny Sy-Munoz
Medical 714.267.3069 Dr. Joseph Chan, Dr. Josephine (Hsiao-Fen) Chen, Dr. Daniel Lim
Transportation, Camp Shuttle Uncle George, Robert I 949.533.5852
Name Tags Patrick & Melissa Sum, Chan family
Camp Coordinators Patrick & Melissa Sum