I`d like you to meet Josh. Several year’s ago, when Josh was 12, he had never been to a church. He was from a Hindu family in a small village that had no church. Someone knocked on his door in November of 2009 and invited him to a church camp to be held in his village during Christmas break. As a matter of fact a local pastor and his team personally invited each and every child in that village, and in the neighbouring villages to camp. Josh attended the four days of camp and learned for the very first time that God loved him and wanted to have a personal relationship with him. Josh took that opportunity to invite Christ to be his Lord and Saviour. Josh started to attend the church that was planted in his village because of that camp. He soon invited his parents to attend too. In fact, his mother, father, uncles, brothers and sister-in-law now attend this church. I remember that camp from 2009. As there was no church in the village, the camp was held in an open field. I remember that the sun was beating down on us and that shortly after our presentation the pastor and his team held a tarp over the campers’ heads in order to give them a little bit of shade.
Josh was 12 years old at that camp. I saw Josh again two year later. Josh was then 14 years old and he is a counsellor at that years camp. He is now helping to lead others to Christ.
That is what it is all about; fully transformed lives. Lives that were changed just two years ago, helping to change lives today. This is the same thing that happened in India. Those that attended the camps in the first few years are now councellors, running the camps, or in ministry elsewhere.
It took a team to reach out to Josh. It took someone to ask the local pastor to hold a camp. It took the local pastor and his team to invite him to camp. It took someone to personally share Christ with Josh. It took someone to run the follow-up program every week. Most importantly it took someone to pay $5.00 so that Josh could attend camp and a full year of follow up programs in his village.
As we begin this new year, how many kids can you send to camp?
How many lives will be affected by your donation? (Moms, Dads, Uncles, Brother, Sisters-in-law?)
Will you help create another young evangelist like Josh?
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