Why We Do Camps!

Many first time campers who attended and made decisions last year with camp scholarships, returned this year! I was so happy to see Christian return to camp! Last year, he would come to English class and immediately say, “Teacher, I’m bored.” Yes! He said this in perfect English which he learned from watching TV. What a challenge he was for me. The day I shared my testimony, he listened to every word I said. When Darko gave his testimony and the full Gospel in Serbian, he listened to every word. Christian with tear-filled eyes, prayed for forgiveness, accepted Christ and became content. This year he grew in His knowledge of Christ and he said, “Teacher, I prayed that prayer last year asking forgiveness and Jesus to live in me. I don’t have to pray that prayer again since I already did, do I? I told him, “No, remember once you are a child of Jesus you are always His child. But if we do something wrong and sin, we must ask Him forgiveness for our sin and ask His help to do better.” He looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, “Sometimes I do some bad things, I don’t want to, but I still do them. I don’t know what to pray, but I need to ask Jesus to forgive me.” How precious is the child-like faith; we sat down outside and prayed. What a blessing to witness a child truly understanding God’s Truth and pray. Darko and I talked about Christian, about the difference God has made in his life; we can see it in his face and the way he acts compared to last year. This is why we have camps! Why we go back! We want them to know GOD IS REAL, to see who JESUS IS and give them HOPE FOR ETERNITY! If you are supporting us with prayer or financially, YOU are a part of what happened to Christian and others like him. I hope that EXCITES YOU!! IT DOES ME!!

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