Update: Camp Season in Full Force

In the middle of her other duties, Petra joined our Royal Ranger fire breathing workshop
We're right in the middle of our first camp season as the official hosts and organizers. Because of her 20 years of experience, the brunt of the logistical details fall on Petra's shoulders. It has certainly been a challenge but the fit is perfect; no one else has the combination of experience, skill and knowledge she has, and she immensely enjoys the job. This picture seems like an appropriate symbol for the numerous and diverse roles she has at camp. 

Here's a quick look back at the first three weeks of camp. 

2 weeks of kids camps - Evangelism One of the highlights of this years' kids camps is that we saw an increased number of non-churched children. Some of them come from abusive situations. For many of them, this is the first time they've been in a supportive atmosphere. The Good News they hear is very attractive because its accompanied by friendly faces and positive attention. Please pray for the Lord's continued work in their lives and protection as they return back to their less than ideal living situation. 

Young Adult Camp - Discipleship Our speaker this year was a professor from the seminary in Osijek who led the young people in studying the Bible. Our job in small groups was to find the exegetical and theological points of our assigned passages. During the evening sessions he taught on the Kingdom of Heaven using the parables in Matthew 13. There is no doubt we benefitted from meditating on a specific text for a week. At the end, one of the women in my small group remarked "I never knew the Bible was so deep!" 

Obviously, the fact that both dad and mom are so involved in camp means the kids are too. 

David enjoys playing guitar with one of the worship leaders

As you read this, teen camp is happening. At 90 teenagers + 20 staff this is the largest teen camp Orahovica has seen. To this point, things are going smoothly. One of the reasons we were able to accept all the campers who applied is because we have plenty of volunteers to serve. For example, a family from Serbia who came as participants last week are volunteering as cleaners this week.

Kamp Orahovica
Besides the prayer requests mentioned above, the biggest thing you can pray for right now is for several people to volunteer to help in the kitchen and clean next week at Family Camp. One of the special things about camp is that no one is paid. It has been amazing for me (Jeremy) to see how many wonderful people are willing to give up their vacation time to volunteer at these camps. Just to give you an idea, in the picture below are many of the volunteers. These people standing in front of our church are from other parts of Croatia and stayed between young adult camp and teen camp to help serve. Here they are being prayed for by several members of our church during last Sunday morning's service. 

Thank you for your continued partnership with us as we strive to evangelize and disciple through camps this summer.

In Christ,

The Bohalls


Anonymous said...

Great the Ministry you are doing!!!!!

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