Today was a special day at camp because it was Parent Night! The kids were so excited all day to introduce us to their families and to show them what they’ve been learning. After an intense ninja battle during morning games, each class had to create and practice a funny skit they would perform later in the evening. During chapel time, Pastor Rob shared a powerful message about how we know heaven is real, what it will be like, and how God offers us eternal life through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection. Before afternoon games, one of the Hungarian leaders shared his testimony which was so cool for the campers to see how one of their peers had accepted Christ at a previous year of English camp. It was also a great conversation starter for us!
This afternoon I got the opportunity to share my testimony with one of the campers and encourage her in her walk with Christ. It was so cool to see a glimpse of how God has been working here in Hungary through getting to hear her testimony as well. Since she is a relatively new believer, she had many questions about the bible and church that we were able to talk through and find verses to help answer many of them. We also got to pray together for one of her best friends who is going through a difficult time. After camp was over, we had a pizza party with all the leaders and set up for Parent Night. When the families arrived, a few of the leaders shared what the camp is all about and then each class performed a short skit using some of the English they’ve learned (or at least could write on their hands). From renditions of old McDonald Had a Farm to a bleeding nose knocking down celebrities, each skit had everyone laughing so hard! It was so special to meet all the families after!
Over these past two weeks God has been teaching me and challenging me to be bold in sharing my faith and not be afraid to start gospel conversations. Also to show Christ’s love to the kids in every way possible even when we are tired.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Col. 3:23
We appreciate your prayers! Please continue to pray for strength, energy and that the Lord would continue to be at work in the hearts of the campers during our last day of camp tomorrow!
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