“The Kingdom of God is near . . .” the message of first John the Baptist then taken up by Jesus himself. But what is the Kingdom of God? After all we are merely mortals and to understand the things of God is impossible. That was true until Jesus taught us what the Kingdom of God is through simple stories grounded in our world. Most of Jesus’ parables began with a simple statement, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like . . . “ then he told us of sowers of seeds, wedding banquets, mustard seeds and fig trees all along letting us know what the Kingdom of God is. Come here to Pioneer in the beauty that God created with His own hands. See the sun set on Lake Erie as it displays all the colors God created while learning what the Kingdom of God is. Join us this summer at Camp Pioneer because the Kingdom of God is no longer near, it is here and you are one of its citizens.