Beyond All Expectations
After much preparation, the team felt it would be a great success if 20 children came on the first day. But knowing that it’s not unusual for kids to bring their friends and neighbors they were ready for more.
The campers began to arrive, soon there were 30, then 50 and beyond all expectations nearly 82 enthusiastic children filled the room. Five surprised leaders were deeply encouraged by this delightful beginning!
The Joy of a Transformed Life
One of the camp goals was to give youngsters who live in unimaginable situations, a breath of fresh air and let them just be kids through fun games, crafts and sports activities.
But the underlying team vision was based on a time when Jesus ministered in Galilee.
“Jesus taught the Truth about God…and Word about Him spread all around Syria. People brought anybody with an ailment, whether mental, emotional or physical. Jesus healed them one and all.” Matt. 4 :24 The Message
As camp came to a close, these children who desperately needed the hope only God can give, had been transformed by Jesus. He had touched them physically through fun and delicious food. Desperate hearts were filled with His joy and peace. And souls were healed, for at camp, the kids not only heard the Truth of Jesus, but they met Him personally!