CHILDREN AT CAMP -
SHARING, PRAYING, AND LEARNING
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IN KYRGYZSTAN ALL ABOUT THE SUMMER
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We came back home very happy and at the same time very exhausted!!!
I thank every person who made it possible for our children to have this wonderful time at Issyk-Kul lake camp!
We went as a team with Andrey and Katya who decided to do this camp for the children Katya works with in the park every Saturday, most of them are from the families who have difficulties.
They invited our kids to go too and asked us to help them with creating a program and helping make this program work best for kids. We also had four young people from the church who went with us as leaders for kids, each of them had a task and a team of kids to work with, including our own Ira who lives with at Jeremiah House and works with us at Dayspring and in the Life Skill program at Red River.
We really had wonderful time, having fun, playing a lot of games, swimming in the lake, going to the mountains, and having little meetings where we were worshiping with the kids all together, listening to the word of God and having more fun with kids.
I really believe it was a time of building the relationships not only with kids but with young people who went with us. We saw changes in children at the end of this wonderful week in their attitude to each other, to us and to God.
We understand that one week is not a lot of time to change a lot, but it is a good time to start something new in their hearts, and we believe in bigger changes in the lives of these kids yet to come!!!
The name of our camp team was ISLA De ESPERANZA (the island of hope) As our team of kids was a part of a bigger movement Young Life camp, we had to be in their topic of camp “The pirates of the Caribbean’.…
For most of the kids it was the first time in their life that they saw the Issyk-Kul lake, and went to the mountains! So thank everyone and God one more time, I believe that this camp created a lot of good memories for all the kids – including our Dayspring kids to remember!
All the days of the camp we were looking for treasures actually, these were rings that one could find everywhere, at the end the person who had the biggest amount of rings won a price! Mark had 64 rings more then others, and he won a backpack!!!
And we finished our camp with prayer and light…Each child had a candle, we went to the beach at night, we had this light in this darkness and we saw how it made everything not so dark anymore, saying that God is a light inside every one of us, and if we keep this light no matter how dark it is around, with God we will be able to see the way!!! So kids prayed, that God would help them to keep His light in their hearts!
We thank all the people who made it possible for all of us to go, and share Gods love with these precious children in this wonderful picturesque place!!!