Camp Week 3: Youth Camp

Today our camp opened its doors to youth ages 18 through 35.  Though the location and facilities stay the same, there is almost a complete change-over in staff.  Petra and Jeremy will aslo make a switch as she'll stay home with the boys while Jeremy works as a leader. 

During the last couple years youth camp was not well attended.  Last year our team made a strong effort to revitalize the camp and it shows in the registration this year.  Although it's still the only camp that isn't filled to capacity we're expecting over 40 youth along with 20 leaders/volunteers. 

This year's theme is "A life without compromise."  Please pray that the Lord would work in the hearts of the young people who attend.

Camp Week 2: Children's Camp

We are in the second week of Children's Camp.  The one major difference between this kid's camp and the last is that this is for ages 10-12.  Other than that, the all of the bullet points in the previous post remain the same. 

Please pray with us for the following:
  •  One boy who was sent home at the beginning of the week.  Pray that the Lord would use a conversation he had or something he heard during his time at camp to penetrate his heart.  Pray also for his family situation.
  • That the seeds that have been planted this week would grow and blossom.
  • That the Lord would continue to renew the leaders' strength throughout the rest of this week.
Two of the leaders of this week's camp - a couple - traveled by train from Split, Croatia - a 14 hour train ride.  Remember, leaders are not paid for working at these camps.  Many of the volunteers give up their vacation time in order to be here.  In the case of the two from Split, they brought 15 kids with them during the overnight train ride. 

The sacrifice many of the leaders make in order to be part of camps in Orahovica is tremendous.  We've seen the Lord bless these efforts to produce fruit.  Thank you for your prayers for these camps.

Camp Week 1: Children's Camp

Camps are back!  It's been 5 years and a lot of reconstruction since camps were last in Orahovica, but they are finally underway.  As a way of helping you get a better idea of what camps are like, how we are involved and how you can pray, we will be updating this site once a week with details about each camp. 

Camp Week 1: Children's Camp
- July 5th through the 10th
- Ages 6 through 9 - the requirement is that each child has finished first grade and are able to read and write.
- The price of camp is $40.
- This year, more than others, fewer people were able to pay the registration fee.  The camp policy is to accept everyone and usually outside donations help to cover the cost of paying for the kids who can't.  This year we were in the minus to start camps, but during the second day of camp someone donated money to pay for 16 kids who were unable to which turned out to be the exact amount needed to erase the deficit.  Praise the Lord!
- Please pray: 
  1. That the Lord would work in the hearts of each child who attends.
  2. For safety during  the entire 4 weeks of camp.
  3. That the Lord would give the leaders strength, wisdom and guidance.