Testimonies like the one above from one of our counselors, Coni, is why we do what we do every day. Your support is so appreciated to allow us to continue to impact lives with the Gospel even during this pandemic.
July was a full month as we returned to meeting together at the office. We prayed for peace, guidance, and discernment regarding when we should return and felt the Lord leading us back to meeting together. This virus has reminded us of the small things we should be thankful for, like merely meeting together in the same room.
It is a sad time for all of our staff as this is the first time in twelve years we have not been at camp during the summer. In the past, camps have been the heartbeat of our ministry. They give us energy and passion that we feed off of during the rest of the year. They bring many new young people every year who then pursue God more through our ministry. It really is our favorite time of the year spending so much time pouring into the lives of young people and getting to minister alongside our friends from the US. For the purpose and reason that God only knows, we are now being led to learn how to keep this passion ablaze when ministering from afar. We are seeking to pour into these young people through online platforms and by giving them opportunities to lead and step out.
Even though we can’t have camp in person, we are very excited to be working towards our Online Zoom Camp happening in the week of August 17th! We plan to continue to share the Gospel and display the exciting adventure of living a life with Christ through our online camp. Please pray for us and those who will attend! Pray that God would stir hearts and that many will come to know Christ for the first time.
Our online Bible studies have been going great during these last twelve weeks. We have almost 100 counselors leading 33 online groups. Many of these groups are new groups that are being led by participants of the initial bible studies. It is a joy to see these groups multiplying and these students living out 2 Timothy 2:2! This week we just sent out new books that many of the groups will be going through in their studies, as well as a counselor’s manual that serves as a guide to them as they are leading these studies. The manual also teaches them some spiritual leadership principles that they can apply to all aspects of their lives.