Sunday, January 13, 2008

Winter Camp

Here are some of the leaders and kids on their first night of the winter camp Jan 2-6 in the capital Chisinau under the Christmas tree.

We thank those of you in UK that gave the money to make this event wonderfully possible for these 27 kids and 8 leaders.

Our thanks go to O.M. who also gave us the use of their accommodation building and facilities for a very good price that enabled us to afford to bring this number of kids.

Igor and Tanya, our youth leaders led the team with 21 girls and 6 boys making up the kids.

Natasa, one of the group whose life already belongs to the Lord, struggling with the 10 pin bowl.

Her mother is Vera Galea whom some of you are praying for to be saved

They went to the zoo, ten pin bowling and ice skating. Nearly all the kids were at the latter two for the first time in their lives.

Lots of fun was had by all the kids but of course we were all waiting to hear how the Lord moved during their time there and we weren't disappointed.

They had bible studies every morning in groups

following the theme of basic gospel studies i.e

1) The state of man

2) How God resolved the problem ( with Jesus's death on the cross )

3) Our response - repentance and faith

Each evening they had a celebration meeting

with worship, testimony, sketch etc and a

gospel message. On the final evening Igor preached on the prodigal son and made an appeal to which

9 girls and 5 boys responded.

They had a new believers study on the Tuesday after the camp and all those who responded came except one lad and one girl who are from another church and whom we guess their parents want to do the discipling themselves.

Please keep these young ones in your prayers - they're aged 11-14 and some may have made responses that have led or will lead to new birth so eternity has begun and God's plan for their lives also. There may future leaders of the church or even of the country whose lievs have been changed during this week so again we praise God and thank all of you who have been involved in this ministry in prayer and in giving.

Pastor Mark

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