Our dear friend Itu has been an amazing support of our ministry for many years now. He sacrificed three weeks to come and serve at our children's camps and youth camp! He shares his perspective on the impact that two weeks of children's camp has had on the children!
A Word from Itu -
I think I had an idea of how the children felt as they made their way to the FASA lodge over the two weeks of Bible camps, and that was a great feeling of excitement! It was so wonderful to finally have these camps again after two years and to see 82 of the 184 children put their faith in Jesus and secure the wonderful salvation offered to us all by the Father through Him.
Although we can only just imagine the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic must have brought to the already challenging context that many of these children come from, there are a few things we can surely know. One of them is that despite whatever life may throw at us all, “God is good!”. Another is that although many of the nutritious meals provided to the children over the days were gladly received, it was the sharing of the gospel with them and giving them a chance to know Jesus that is the most important thing.
I was amazed at the question that one of the children asked me during Wonder Wall: ‘What does it mean to be born again?’ Cinga, who is the shy little girl that asked this question, was as puzzled by this spiritual phenomenon as Nicodemus was over 2000 years ago when he, in essence, asked Jesus this same question. Such questions made me the happiest; they proved that the children were thinking about the things we were repeatedly teaching them about God and salvation.
It was a joyful time of singing, skits, crafts, games, Bible stories and memory verses, all reinforcing the gospel message. The seeds were sown, and the foundation laid, and I am excited to see what God will do in the lives of these children.