The second summer camp was a huge blessing in that many teenagers made deep commitments to Jesus. They really bonded with others of their age from various youth groups. These camp friendships build wonderful connections for the newcomers to join the city youth groups. This has been most successful in the past.
As you know, at these camps, their relationship with Jesus grows and we see many being healed of long-standing hurts caused by harmful and abusive circumstances in their lives. Each of the teenagers received a Bible of their own, many for the first time. They really treasure them. They are seen reading their Bibles with great joy, in the early morning quiet times.
Even in the orphanages, when our local teams visit the orphans each month, with their musical concerts and inspirational meetings, they check on their spiritual progress and promote the children’s Bible reading program. This has been a great success. We see the children growing stronger in their witness for Christ and the teenagers receiving clarity on what they should do with their lives when they move into the workforce.
Well does the Scripture say, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. Psalm 119:105.
This is also a busy time in preparing for the start of the new school year in September where we need to provide school requisites and study materials for the orphans. In October, the snows start falling again and we need to provide vitamins and medicines for the sickly children.
Once again thank you so much for your investment in these precious youngsters. God bless you richly and reward you with harvests of blessings, for the gracious seeds you sown into these young lives. Please continue to stand with us in prayer and support.